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Name: American family physician
Is the use of procalcitonin for guiding antibiotic decisions in patients with acute upper and lower respiratory tract infections associated with improved clinical outcomes compared with usual care?
Introduction Although evidence indicates that use of procalcitonin to guide antibiotic decisions for the treatment of acute respiratory infections (ARI) decreases antibiotic consumption and improves c...
Although effective for bacterial lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs), antibiotic treatment is often incorrectly prescribed for non-bacterial LRTIs. Procalcitonin has emerged as a promising biom...
Effective antimicrobial stewardship practices are increasingly essential to best utilize the current arsenal of antimicrobials for the shortest necessary duration to minimize the development of antimi...
Antibiotics in patients with acute respiratory tract infections in primary care in consideration of procalcitonin as additive parameter. The purpose of this study is to compare the ordina...
Introduction: Acute Heart Failure is frequently descompensated by pulmonary infeccion, but the diagnosis of pulmonary infection sometimes is difficult in these patients due to similar sign...
In this study the investigators aim to test if C-reactive protein (CRP)or procalcitonin(PCT) - guided strategy allows to reduce the antibiotic use in patients wiht severe sepsis and septic...
This study assess whether a procalcitonin guided antibiotic therapy can reduce significantly unnecessary antibiotic prescription during severe exacerbation of COPD requiring mechanical ven...
Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) are among the most frequent reasons for seeking medical attention in primary care. Although from predominantly viral origin, ARTIs are the most im...
A macrolide antibiotic that has a wide antimicrobial spectrum and is particularly effective in respiratory and genital infections.
Virus diseases caused by CALICIVIRIDAE. They include HEPATITIS E; VESICULAR EXANTHEMA OF SWINE; acute respiratory infections in felines, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, and some cases of gastroenteritis in humans.
Infections with viruses of the genus PNEUMOVIRUS, family PARAMYXOVIRIDAE. This includes RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS INFECTIONS, an important cause of respiratory disease in humans.
Pneumovirus infections caused by the RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUSES. Humans and cattle are most affected but infections in goats and sheep have been reported.
A beta-lactamase inhibitor with very weak antibacterial action. The compound prevents antibiotic destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics by inhibiting beta-lactamases, thus extending their spectrum activity. Combinations of sulbactam with beta-lactam antibiotics have been used successfully for the therapy of infections caused by organisms resistant to the antibiotic alone.
Asthma COPD Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. They're usually caused by viruses, but they can also ...