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C-reactive protein testing to guide antibiotic prescribing for COPD exacerbations

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Background Point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) may be a way to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics without harming patients who have acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Methods We performed a multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial involving patients with a diagnosis of COPD in their primary care clinical record who consulted a clinician at 1 of 86 general medical practices in England an...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1056/nejmoa1803185

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0102-3453
Publisher:
Massachusetts Medical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
New England Journal of Medicine Journal website
Volume:
381
Issue:
2
Pages:
111-120
Publication date:
2019-07-11
DOI:
EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
Pmid:
31291514
Source identifiers:
1031723
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:1031723
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uuid:4972a283-94a2-463e-a934-4f040817d1e0
Local pid:
pubs:1031723
Deposit date:
2019-07-25

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