PROcalcitonin Impact on Antibiotic Reduction, adverSe Events and AVoidable healthcarE Costs (ProSAVE): A RCT (ProSAVE)

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    Massachusetts General Hospital
Updated on 21 September 2023
antibiotic therapy
community acquired pneumonia


Trials comparing PCT-guided antibiotic algorithms to standard management show a significant reduction in antibiotic exposure without an increase in mortality or treatment failure. Despite this strong evidence from multiple studies a recent prospective multicentric interventional trial in the US fell short of demonstrating antibiotic reductions by PCT-guided antibiotic management. Amongst other limitations the authors of that study concluded that successful implementation of PCT may require closer educational oversight. As such, this study will compare effectiveness and safety of antibiotic prescription guided by a PCT-algorithm via a Stewardship Team over standard guidelines in hospitalized adult patients with suspected or confirmed LRTI (including sepsis with respiratory focus).

Condition Pneumonia, Bacterial
Treatment Procalcitonin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04158804
SponsorMassachusetts General Hospital
Last Modified on21 September 2023

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