The overall aims of this thesis were to investigate if biomarkers can improve early identification of bacterial infections and provide early estimation of severity of disease, and if biomarkers can be used to effectively reduce the prescription of antibiotics for febrile patients without bacterial infections in the ED.

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Promotor P. Patka (Peter) , E.C.M. van Gorp (Eric) , P.P.M. Rood (Pleunie) , M. Limper (Maarten)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-028-1066-0
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
van der Does, Y. (2018, June 20). To treat or not to treat : Biomarker-guided therapy for febrile patients in the emergency department. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from