Tagged ‘Infectious Diseases’

Journal Review

Procalcitonin Utility in Acute Respiratory Illnesses (ARI)

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In patients with an acute respiratory illness (ARI), it is often difficult to determine whether a bacterial infection is the underlying etiology and whether antibiotics are warranted. Excess antibiotic use carries risk of bacterial resistance,
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Updates in Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Treatment

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This week we review an article updating CAP treatment in the ED.
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Utility of Adjunct Antibiotics After I+D – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

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Skin and soft tissue abscesses are a common emergency department (ED) presentation. The approach to management has changed little in recent decades: incision and drainage (I+D) and then discharge home with follow up.
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Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis)

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This post explores the diagnosis and management of croup.
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