Clinical Strategy

• Chest x-ray should reveal a new infiltrate plus two of the following:

• Leukocytosis or leukopenia

• Purulent secretions

• Semiquantitative cultures are obtained to identify the pathogen(s)

• Tracheal aspirates grow more organisms than invasive quantitative cultures and often result in overuse of antibiotics

• The major limitation of the clinical strategy is the consistent overprescribing of antibiotics

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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