C-reactive protein to distinguish pneumonia from acute decompensated heart failure.

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BACKGROUND Patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) are frequently treated with unnecessary antibiotics since they are confused with pneumonia patients. AIM To study the efficacy of measuring C-reactive protein (CRP) levels on admission and CRP velocity in differentiating ADHF from pneumonia. METHODS A retrospective observational study of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2009.08.007

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