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Procalcitonin-guided algorithm to reduce length of antibiotic therapy in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock

  • Andreas Hohn1Email author,
  • Stefan Schroeder2,
  • Anna Gehrt3,
  • Kathrin Bernhardt3,
  • Berthold Bein4,
  • Karl Wegscheider5 and
  • Marcel Hochreiter6
Contributed equally
BMC Infectious Diseases201313:158

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-158

Received: 27 September 2012

Accepted: 20 March 2013

Published: 1 April 2013

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Original Submission
27 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Philipp Schuetz
25 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Petros Kopterides
27 Feb 2013 Author responded Author comments - Andreas Hohn
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
20 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Philipp Schuetz
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
20 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
1 Apr 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-13-158

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Palliative Care and Pain Medicine, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Ruhr-University Bochum
(2)
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Hospital Düren gem. GmbH
(3)
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, West Coast Hospital
(4)
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein
(5)
Department of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
(6)
Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Heidelberg

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