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Severity assessment for lower respiratory tract infections: potential use and validity of the CRB-65 in primary care

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AIMS: To explore the potential use of the CRB-65 rule (based on Confusion, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure and age >65 years) in adults with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in primary care. METHODS: Primary care clinicians in 13 European countries recorded antibiotic treatment and clinical features for adults with LRTI. Patients recorded daily symptoms. Multilevel regression models determined the association between an elevated CRB-65 score and prolonged moderately severe symptom...

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10.4104/pcrj.2011.00083

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Francis, NA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Verheij, T More by this author
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Journal:
Primary Care Respiratory Journal
Publication date:
2011-09-21
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EISSN:
1475-1534
ISSN:
1471-4418
URN:
uuid:8239f924-8e5c-4d1f-92d2-881c23bf9b4e
Source identifiers:
418220
Local pid:
pubs:418220

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