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Contributions of symptoms, signs, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein to a diagnosis of pneumonia in acute lower respiratory tract infection.

Hopstaken RM, Muris JW, Knottnerus JA, Kester AD, Rinkens PE, Dinant GJ.

Br J Gen Pract. 2003 May;53(490):358-64.


The use of receiver operating characteristics analysis in determining erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels in diagnosing periprosthetic infection prior to revision total hip arthroplasty.

Ghanem E, Antoci V Jr, Pulido L, Joshi A, Hozack W, Parvizi J.

Int J Infect Dis. 2009 Nov;13(6):e444-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2009.02.017. Epub 2009 May 27.


C-reactive protein measurement in general practice may lead to lower antibiotic prescribing for sinusitis.

Bjerrum L, Gahrn-Hansen B, Munck AP.

Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Sep;54(506):659-62.


The course of C-reactive protein response in untreated upper respiratory tract infection.

Melbye H, Hvidsten D, Holm A, Nordbø SA, Brox J.

Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Sep;54(506):653-8.


Do clinical findings in lower respiratory tract infection help general practitioners prescribe antibiotics appropriately? An observational cohort study in general practice.

Hopstaken RM, Butler CC, Muris JW, Knottnerus JA, Kester AD, Rinkens PE, Dinant GJ.

Fam Pract. 2006 Apr;23(2):180-7. Epub 2005 Dec 2.


Aetiology and prediction of pneumonia in lower respiratory tract infection in primary care.

Holm A, Nexoe J, Bistrup LA, Pedersen SS, Obel N, Nielsen LP, Pedersen C.

Br J Gen Pract. 2007 Jul;57(540):547-54.


Use of serum C reactive protein and procalcitonin concentrations in addition to symptoms and signs to predict pneumonia in patients presenting to primary care with acute cough: diagnostic study.

van Vugt SF, Broekhuizen BD, Lammens C, Zuithoff NP, de Jong PA, Coenen S, Ieven M, Butler CC, Goossens H, Little P, Verheij TJ; GRACE consortium.

BMJ. 2013 Apr 30;346:f2450. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f2450.


Influence of CRP testing and clinical findings on antibiotic prescribing in adults presenting with acute cough in primary care.

Jakobsen KA, Melbye H, Kelly MJ, Ceynowa C, Mölstad S, Hood K, Butler CC.

Scand J Prim Health Care. 2010 Dec;28(4):229-36. doi: 10.3109/02813432.2010.506995. Epub 2010 Aug 13.


Value of C-reactive protein concentration in diagnosis and management of acute lower respiratory infections.

Babu G, Ganguly NK, Singhi S, Walia BN.

Trop Geogr Med. 1989 Oct;41(4):309-15.


Role of thrombocytosis in diagnosis of giant cell arteritis and differentiation of arteritic from non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.

Costello F, Zimmerman MB, Podhajsky PA, Hayreh SS.

Eur J Ophthalmol. 2004 May-Jun;14(3):245-57.


A diagnostic rule for the aetiology of lower respiratory tract infections as guidance for antimicrobial treatment.

Graffelman AW, Knuistingh Neven A, le Cessie S, Kroes AC, Springer MP, van den Broek PJ.

Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Jan;54(498):20-4. Erratum in: Br J Gen Pract. 2004 Mar;54(500):217.


Clinical items not helpful in differentiating viral from bacterial lower respiratory tract infections in general practice.

Hopstaken RM, Stobberingh EE, Knottnerus JA, Muris JW, Nelemans P, Rinkens PE, Dinant GJ.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Feb;58(2):175-83.


Laboratory tests for pneumonia in general practice: the diagnostic values depend on the duration of illness.

Melbye H, Straume B, Brox J.

Scand J Prim Health Care. 1992 Sep;10(3):234-40.


Randomised controlled trial of CRP rapid test as a guide to treatment of respiratory infections in general practice.

Diederichsen HZ, Skamling M, Diederichsen A, Grinsted P, Antonsen S, Petersen PH, Munck AP, Kragstrup J.

Scand J Prim Health Care. 2000 Mar;18(1):39-43.


Diagnostic and prognostic accuracy of clinical and laboratory parameters in community-acquired pneumonia.

Müller B, Harbarth S, Stolz D, Bingisser R, Mueller C, Leuppi J, Nusbaumer C, Tamm M, Christ-Crain M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 2;7:10.


The use of CRP tests in patients with respiratory tract infections in primary care in Sweden can be questioned.

André M, Schwan A, Odenholt I; Swedish Study Group on Antibiotic Use.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36(3):192-7.


Relative value of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in assessment of disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis.

Spoorenberg A, van der Heijde D, de Klerk E, Dougados M, de Vlam K, Mielants H, van der Tempel H, van der Linden S.

J Rheumatol. 1999 Apr;26(4):980-4.

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