Accuracy of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Adult Community-acquired Pneumonia: A Meta-analysis.

@article{Ebell2020AccuracyOB,
  title={Accuracy of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Adult Community-acquired Pneumonia: A Meta-analysis.},
  author={Mark H. Ebell and Michelle Bentivegna and Xinyan Cai and Cassie Hulme and Maggie Kearney},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2020}
}
  • M. EbellM. Bentivegna M. Kearney
  • Published 26 February 2020
  • Medicine
  • Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
BACKGROUND Biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin may help distinguish community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) from other causes of lower respiratory tract infection. METHODS We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify prospective studies evaluating the accuracy of a biomarker in patients with acute cough or suspected CAP. We performed parallel abstraction of data regarding study inclusion, characteristics, quality, and test accuracy. Study quality was… 

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