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Impact of point-of-care testing for respiratory viruses on antibiotic use in adults with exacerbation of airways disease: further analysis form a randomised controlled trial.

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Summary of "Impact of point-of-care testing for respiratory viruses on antibiotic use in adults with exacerbation of airways disease: further analysis form a randomised controlled trial."

The ResPOC study demonstrated that syndromic molecular point-of-care testing (POCT) for respiratory viruses was associated with early discontinuation of unnecessary antibiotics compared to routine clinical care. Subgroup analysis suggests these changes occur predominantly in patients with exacerbation of airways disease. Use of molecular POCT for respiratory viruses is becoming widespread but there is a lack of evidence to inform the choice between multiplex syndromic panels versus POCT for influenza only.

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Name: The Journal of infection
ISSN: 1532-2742
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