Scientific article

Tests rapides lors d'infection respiratoire : une aide à la non-prescription d'antibiotiques ?

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 450, p. 2137-2141
Publication date2014

Due to overuse, we are about to reach the end of the antibiotic era. Each of us is responsible to limit their usage to a minimum. Respiratory infections are the first cause of antibiotic prescriptions. The use of new simple tests available at the bedside can be very useful in this context. The development of sophisticated molecular diagnostic tools, such as "multiorganism" panels, may revolutionize our approach to respiratory infections. The key will be to interpret the results correctly, with due consideration of the statement, "Treat patients, not lab results".

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques/methods
  • Physician's Practice Patterns/standards
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Respiratory Tract Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy
Citation (ISO format)
EMONET, Stéphane et al. Tests rapides lors d’infection respiratoire : une aide à la non-prescription d’antibiotiques ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 450, p. 2137–2141.
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