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P225 Evaluation of antimicrobial therapy in the ICU - fluid overload or pneumonia?

U. Mbadugha; M. Bullen; N. Akuffo; G. Udeani
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1Pharmacy

2Epidemiology, Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, United States


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A124. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.131
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Introduction: Pneumonia is a potentially life-threatening infection routinely treated with antimicrobial therapy. Chest radiography is a noninvasive approach used to evaluate and diagnose pneumonia and fluid overload. Patients with radiographic evidence of fluid overload without clinical symptoms of pneumonia are often misdiagnosed and treated with antimicrobial therapy. We conducted a retrospective chart review to evaluate the inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy in critically ill patients with fluid overload or congestive heart failure (CHF) misdiagnosed as pneumonia.

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