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Commentaries on ‘Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections’ with a response from the review authors

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  • Vikram Sabhaney,

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, BC Children's Hospital, Room 1K-88, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada.
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  • Paul Enarson,

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, BC Children's Hospital, Room 1K-88, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4, Canada.
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  • Adam D. Irwin,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    • Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Child Health, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP.
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  • Enitan D. Carrol,

    1. Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
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  • Philipp Schuetz,

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    1. Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
    • Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse, Aarau CH-5001, Switzerland.
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  • Matthias Briel,

    1. Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    2. Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
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  • Heiner C. Bucher,

    1. Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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  • Beat Mueller,

    1. Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
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  • for the Procalcitonin-stewardship study group


Abstract

These are commentaries on a Cochrane review, published in this issue of EBCH, first published as: 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.

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