The Memorial Hermann team found that PCT therapy guidance was associated with a significant reduction in number of antibiotic days of therapy.
The Allegheny team asserts that this study demonstrates that adherence to a PCT guidance protocol is associated with decreased total antibiotic exposure without an increase in adverse outcomes.
Trehalose, a type of carbohydrate (sugar), could hold the key to a new treatment for diabetes and other metabolic diseases, but it might also fuel more severe Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections.
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