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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- 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
Frank J. Domino, MD
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
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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