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|Title:||Point-of-care tests for lower respiratory tract infections.||Austin Authors:||Charles, Patrick G P ;Grayson, M Lindsay||Affiliation:||Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia||Issue Date:||2-Jul-2007||Publication information:||Medical Journal of Australia; 187(1): 36-9||Abstract:||Many lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are caused by organisms that do not require antibiotics or could be safely treated with narrow-spectrum antibiotics. Reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics, particularly broad-spectrum agents, could reduce costs and side effects and delay the emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms. Various point-of-care tests are becoming available to help clinicians identify the cause of LRTIs at the time of consultation. Point-of-care tests can be used to diagnose influenza, pneumococcal infections, Legionella and respiratory syncytial virus infections, thus allowing early decisions to be made on appropriate management.||Gov't Doc #:||17605701||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10406||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17605701||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Humans
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections.diagnosis
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