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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Biomarkers for CAP

SGEM#287 - By admin - Mar 21, 2020
Reference: Ebell et al. Accuracy of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Adult Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Meta-analysis. AEM March 2020

"CLINICAL QUESTION: 
WHAT IS THE ACCURACY OF BIOMARKERS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA?


SGEM BOTTOM LINE: 
DO NOT RELY ONLY UPON A BIOMARKER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO RULE IN OR RULE OUT COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA."