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Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Prescription in Patients With COVID-19


Originally aired: September 1, 2023

CHEST September 2023, Volume 164, Issue 3

Lisa Hessels, MD, joins CHEST Podcast Moderator, Dominique Pepper, MD, to discuss use of a procalcitonin-guided antibiotic protocol to safely reduce the use of antibiotics in patients with a COVID-19 infection.


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Dominique Pepper, MD