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Frankly Speaking CME 145

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COPD Exacerbations: Who Needs Antibiotics? - Frankly Speaking EP 145Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Patients with COPD frequently have exacerbations, often triggered by an acute upper respiratory infection (URI). C-reactive protein (CRP) testing is a new way of assessing whether or not antibiotics are needed to treat. 

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Release Date: 11/4/2019

Expiration Date: 5/10/2022

Learning Objectives

  • Select which patients with COPD exacerbation needs antibiotics according to guidelines
  • Use point-of-care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing to help reduce unnecessary antibiotics

 

Faculty

Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Executive Editor, DynaMed 

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COPD Exacerbations: Who Needs Antibiotics? - Frankly Speaking EP 145

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