Procalcitonin testing may reduce antibiotic use in acute pancreatitis

Procalcitonin-guided care reduced antibiotic use without increasing the risk for infection among patients with acute pancreatitis compared with standard care, according to research published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“None of these features [of acute pancreatitis] discriminate between inflammation and infection, resulting globally in overuse of antibiotics across the spectrum of disease severity, with up to two-thirds of patients with acute pancreatitis receiving at least one course of antibiotics during their admission. One method of distinguishing infection fromRead More

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