Urinary pneumococcal antigen useful in CAP

By  |  September 28, 2010 | 

In this diagnostic trial of patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP), urinary pneumococcal antigen testing was found to have a positive liklihood ratio of about 20, indicating that a positive result is clinically valuable (and can lead to early tailoring of the antibiotics) (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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