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Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections

Overview of attention for article published in this source, September 2012
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Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007498.pub2
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Schuetz, Philipp, Müller, Beat, Christ-Crain, Mirjam, Stolz, Daiana, Tamm, Michael, Bouadma, Lila, Luyt, Charles E, Wolff, Michel, Chastre, Jean, Tubach, Florence, Kristoffersen, Kristina B, Burkhardt, Olaf, Welte, Tobias, Schroeder, Stefan, Nobre, Vandack, Wei, Long, Bhatnagar, Neera, Bucher, Heiner C, Briel, Matthias


Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) comprise a large and heterogeneous group of infections including bacterial, viral and other aetiologies. In recent years, procalcitonin - the prohormone of calcitonin - has emerged as a promising marker for the diagnosis of bacterial infections and for improving decisions about antibiotic therapy. Several randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated the feasibility of using procalcitonin for starting and stopping antibiotics in different patient populations with acute respiratory infections and different settings ranging from primary care to emergency departments (EDs), hospital wards and intensive care units (ICUs).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
United States 3 1%
Brazil 3 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 259 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 44 16%
Student > Master 36 13%
Researcher 35 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 11%
Student > Bachelor 23 8%
Other 73 27%
Unknown 35 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 167 61%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 3%
Other 25 9%
Unknown 47 17%