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Criteria for Patient with COPD Exacerbation Who Does Not Require Antibiotic Therapy

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a COPD exacerbation who does not require antibiotic therapy based on the study of van der Valk et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

dosage adjustments, response to therapy

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

Van der Valk et al evaluated antibiotic therapy for patients with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They identified a group of patients who do not benefit from antibiotic therapy. The authors are from Medisch Spectrum Twente, regional Laboratory of Public Health, and University medical Centre Nijmegen in The Netherlands.

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