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

July 11, 2019

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In the Journals

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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