PCT algorithm in patients with sepsis in the ICU. In critically ill patients in the ICU, cut-offs are higher and initial empiric antibiotic therapy should be encouraged in all patients with suspicion of sepsis. PCT cut-offs are helpful in the subsequent days after admission to shorten the courses of antibiotic therapy in patients with clinical improvement. Abbreviations: AB, antibiotic; PCT, procalcitonin.
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