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C-reactive protein testing safely reduces antibiotic use for COPD exacerbations

July 11, 2019

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Most pneumonia patients prescribed unnecessary, potentially harmful antibiotics

July 10, 2019
Two thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients receive longer durations of antibiotic therapy than necessary, which may increase their risk for adverse events according…

CDC ‘asks for your help’ in early AFM recognition, reporting

July 9, 2019
The CDC reported today that 233 patients in 41 states were affected by acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2018. Although most of these patients quickly sought care…
In the Journals

Interventions for patients with pneumonia may be ineffective, lead to gastrointestinal bleeding

July 8, 2019
A variety of interventions that were deemed effective based on clinical trials were not useful for treating patients hospitalized with pneumonia and were associated with…
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Influenza Outlook: Assessing Emerging Antiviral Agents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Better diagnostic modalities and more effective treatments for patients with influenza are needed. Although diagnostic…
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Question 28: I Have A Patient With Biliary-Type Pain, But No Other Evidence Of Bile Duct Disease (Normal Diameter Duct On Ultrasound, Normal Liver Function Tests). How Should Such A Patient Be Managed?

From Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition
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VIDEO: Important topics in critical care management

May 7, 2016
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