The diagnostic utility of the antibody-coated bacteria test in intubated patients

R. G. Wunderink*, G. B. Russell, E. Mezger, D. Adams, J. Popovich

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Abstract

The ACB test appears to be highly specific for the presence of LRTI in intubated patients. Sensitivity of the test may be adversely affected by prior antibiotic therapy. A positive ACB test may predict the subsequent development of LRTI. Further study is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalChest
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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