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Saturday, August 24, 2019

CRP and ATBs in COPD

R.E.B.E.L.EM - August 22, 2019 - By Salim Rezaie
"Author Conclusion: “CRP-guided prescribing of antibiotics for exacerbations of COPD in primary care clinics resulted in lower percentage of patients who reported antibiotic use and who received antibiotic prescriptions from clinicians, with no evidence of harm.”
Clinical Take Home Point: With an antibiotic prescription rate of almost 80% in the usual care group, just about any intervention that pushes antibiotic stewardship would make a difference in prescribing habits, and therefore there is no surprise that POC CRP reduced the number of antibiotic prescriptions in patients with acute COPD."