Do we really need blood cultures in treating patients with community-acquired pneumonia?


Erdede M., Denizbasi A. , Onur O., Guneysel O.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, cilt.111, ss.286-289, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 111 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.286-289

Özet

Objectives: Positive blood cultures (BC) are considered a gold standard specific test for diagnosing and managing patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The aims of this study were to determine the positivity rate of BCs performed in patients with CAP, empirically started antibiotic regimens and conformity of the empirically started antibiotics with the results of BCs.