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Cochraneanalyse i tråd med internationale mål for antibiotikaforbrug – en gennemgang af et Cochranereview

En hyppig situation: konference om et røntgenbillede.
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Peter Løvgreen Berg1 & Bjarne Ørskov Lindhardt2 1) Medicinsk Afdeling O, Herlev Hospital 2) Lunge- og Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling, Hillerød Hospital
Reference: 
Ugeskr Laeger 2013 Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print]
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Sidetal: 
3093-3096
A Cochrane meta-analysis regarding procalcitonin is in accordance with international goals for the use of antibiotics
Antimicrobial resistance towards antibiotics is an increasing issue for the international society. A Cochrane meta-analysis regarding procalcitonin (PCT) as guidance for initiating and discontinuation of antibiotic treatment in respiratory tract infections in a total of 4,221 patients in various care settings has shown promising results for guiding treatment with a PCT cut-off of 0.25 ng/ml, although more research is needed to clarify possible risks to the approach, especially in intensive care units.
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