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Title: The Use of Procalcitonin as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Tool and a Predictor of Disease Severity in COVID-19.
Austin Authors: Drewett, George P;Smibert, Olivia C ;Holmes, Natasha E ;Trubiano, Jason A 
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2021 2021-01-25
Publication information: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2021; online first: 25 January
Abstract: In our study, procalcitonin was associated with both antibiotic use and duration in patients with COVID-19, as well as established biochemical markers of COVID-19 disease severity and oxygen requirement, suggesting a potential role for procalcitonin in COVID-19 antimicrobial stewardship.
DOI: 10.1017/ice.2021.28
ORCID: 0000-0002-9439-0251
PubMed URL: 33487208
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: PCT
antibiotic stewardship
intensive care
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