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Table 2 Frequency of used antibiotics and length of therapy

From: Procalcitonin to guide duration of antibiotic therapy in intensive care patients: a randomized prospective controlled trial

  Controls PCT-guided antibiotic therapy P
Antibiotic classes (%)    >0.05
Acylaminopenicillin + BLI 51.8 55.2  
Acylaminopenicillin + nitroimidazole 19.6 15.5  
Carbapenem 8.8 10.4  
Aminobenzylpenicillin + BLI 5.4 6.9  
Fluorochinolone 5.4 5.2  
Cephalosporins of Group 3b 5.4 3.4  
Others 3.6 3.4  
Length of antibiotic therapy (days) 7.9 ± 0.5 5.9 ± 1.7 <0.001
  1. BLI = β-lactamase inhibitor; PCT = procalcitonin. Mean ± standard deviation.