Intervention Review

Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections

  1. Philipp Schuetz1,*,
  2. Beat Müller2,
  3. Mirjam Christ-Crain3,
  4. Daiana Stolz4,
  5. Michael Tamm4,
  6. Lila Bouadma5,
  7. Charles E Luyt6,
  8. Michel Wolff5,
  9. Jean Chastre6,
  10. Florence Tubach7,
  11. Kristina B Kristoffersen8,
  12. Olaf Burkhardt9,
  13. Tobias Welte9,
  14. Stefan Schroeder10,
  15. Vandack Nobre11,
  16. Long Wei12,
  17. Neera Bhatnagar13,
  18. Heiner C Bucher14,
  19. Matthias Briel14

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007498.pub2

How to Cite

Schuetz P, Müller B, Christ-Crain M, Stolz D, Tamm M, Bouadma L, Luyt CE, Wolff M, Chastre J, Tubach F, Kristoffersen KB, Burkhardt O, Welte T, Schroeder S, Nobre V, Wei L, Bhatnagar N, Bucher HC, Briel M. Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007498. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007498.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    University of Basel, Medical University Department of the Medical Faculty, Basel, Switzerland

  3. 3

    University Hospital Basel, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition, Basel, Switzerland

  4. 4

    University Hospital Basel, Clinic of Pneumology and Pulmonary Cell Research, Basel, Switzerland

  5. 5

    Université Paris 7-Denis-Diderot, Service de Réanimation Médicale, Paris, France

  6. 6

    Université Paris 6-Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Service de Réanimation Médicale, Paris, France

  7. 7

    Hôpital Bichat, Département d'Epidémiologie DEBERC, Paris, France

  8. 8

    Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus N, Denmark

  9. 9

    Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany

  10. 10

    Krankenhaus Dueren, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Dueren, Germany

  11. 11

    University Hospitals of Geneva, Department of Intensive Care, Geneva, Switzerland

  12. 12

    Shanghai Fifth People's Hospital, Department of Medicine, Shanghai, China

  13. 13

    McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  14. 14

    University Hospital Basel, Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Basel, Switzerland

*Philipp Schuetz, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, 667 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012


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