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Multiplex PCR point of care testing versus routine, laboratory-based testing in the treatment of adults with respiratory tract infections: a quasi-randomised study assessing impact on length of stay and antimicrobial use

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Laboratory-based respiratory pathogen (RP) results are often available too late to influence clinical decisions such as hospitalisation or antibiotic treatment due to time delay in transport of specimens and testing schedules. Ward-based i.e. point of care (POC) testing providing rapid results may alter the clinical management pathway.FilmArray® RP polymerase chain reaction (PCR) systems were placed in three in-patient and out-patient medical areas. Patients presenting with influenza-like ill...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12879-017-2784-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
Biomed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
671
Publication date:
2017-10-10
Acceptance date:
2017-10-03
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ISSN:
1471-2334
Pmid:
29017451
Source identifiers:
737162
Language:
English
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pubs:737162
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2017-10-20

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