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CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations

08:00 EDT 12 Jul 2019 | Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- For patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) to guide antibiotic prescribing can reduce antibiotic use, according to a study...

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