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Treatment analysis patterns for broad-spectrum antibiotic use in pneumonia revealed that 60% of patients were overtreated, highlighting the need for effective antibiotic stewardship practices. Systems such as the Drug Resistance in Pneumonia (DRIP) score select patients more likely to require broad spectrum antibiotics but still leads to overtreatment as it does not target specific pathogens. Rapid diagnostics such as the Unyvero Lower Respiratory Tract Panel (LRTP) combined with the DRIP score can identify specific pathogens to further narrow antibiotic use.

Publication Date

5-2023

Keywords

Drug Resistance in Pneumonia

Disciplines

Infectious Disease

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The Embark Capstone Colloquium at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester Hills, MI, May, 2023.

Combining DRIP Score and Rapid Diagnostics For Improved Antibiotic Stewardship

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