Procalcitonin

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 342

LOW PROCALCITONIN CAN EFFECTIVELY RULE OUT BACTEREMIA

Background: Blood stream infection is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Blood cultures are considered the gold standard for diagnosing bacteremia in sepsis patients. However, blood culture results may take at least 12 to 24 [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 121

AN INVESTIGATIVE BIOFIRE SPUTUM FILM ARRAY PANEL IMPROVES RAPID DIAGNOSTICS IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA

Background: With standard diagnostic methods, the etiologic pathogen of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is detected in ≤ 50% hospitalized CAP patients. In our previous studies using a diagnostic “bundle”, we were able to detect etiologic [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 362

Low-value use of procalcitonin testing after introduction at an academic medical center

Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that correlates with the presence of bacterial infection in certain clinical scenarios; it has increasingly accepted indications for antibiotic stewardship. Most sources suggest that antibiotics should be considered for [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:43-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Low-value use of procalcitonin testing after introduction at an academic medical center

HM2018 Abstract Number: 114

RISK-STRATIFICATION WITH PROCALCITONIN PREDICTS LENGTH OF STAY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a precursor peptide to calcitonin produced by the thyroid parafollicular cells, and the intestinal and lung neuroendocrine cells. PCT is a proinflammatoy marker specific to bacterial infections, and was initially used [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:48-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on RISK-STRATIFICATION WITH PROCALCITONIN PREDICTS LENGTH OF STAY IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS