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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;22(1):53-72, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.10.003.

Diagnosis and management of pneumonia in the emergency department.

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David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA. gmoran@ucla.edu

Abstract

Pneumonia is a condition that is often treated by emergency physicians. This article reviews the diagnosis and management of pneumonia in the emergency department and highlights dilemmas in diagnostic testing, use of blood and sputum cultures, hospital admission decisions, infection control, quality measures for pneumonia care, and empiric antimicrobial therapy.

PMID:
18295683
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2007.10.003
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