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Table 4 Impact of the rm-PCR results on antibiotic prescription, according to the multidisciplinary committee (n = 159)

From: Multicenter evaluation of a syndromic rapid multiplex PCR test for early adaptation of antimicrobial therapy in adult patients with pneumonia

  Overall, n = 159 CAP, n = 54 HAP, n = 68 VAP, n = 37
Antibiotic modification 123 (77) 37 (69) 54 (79) 32 (87)
De-escalation 63 (40) 20 (37) 25 (37) 18 (49)
Escalation 35 (22) 8 (15) 18 (27) 9 (24)
Undetermined 25 (16) 9 (17) 11 (16) 5 (14)
No change 36 (23) 17 (32) 14 (21) 5 (14)
  1. Results are presented as n (%)
  2. CAP community-acquired pneumonia, HAP hospital-acquired pneumonia, VAP ventilator-associated pneumonia