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Auscultating to diagnose pneumonia
  1. Dr Saima Saeed, Clinical Fellow1,
  2. Rick Body, Specialist Registrar2
  1. 1St George’s Hospital, London
  2. 2Manchester Royal Infirmary

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    Report by Dr Saima Saeed, Clinical Fellow, St George’s Hospital, LondonSearch checked by Rick Body, Specialist Registrar, Manchester Royal Infirmary

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether there is any evidence that auscultation is a reliable indicator for pneumonia. 292 papers were found using the reported search, of which five answered the clinical question. The authors, patient groups, outcomes results and key weaknesses of this evidence are presented. The …

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