Influenza in the Urgent Care Setting: Advances in Therapeutic Options

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Question 1
Which one of the following diagnostic influenza tests has the lowest sensitivity?
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The correct answer is A.

Rapid influenza diagnostic tests have the lowest sensitivity of the  diagnostic influenza tests listed above at about 62.3%. The other tests have sensitivities greater than 70%.

Question 2
What percent of patients receiving baloxavir required systemic antibiotics for infections secondary to influenza?
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The correct answer is B.

Rationale: 3.4% of influenza patients who received baloxavir had required systemic antibiotics for infections secondary to influenza compared with 7.5% receiving placebo.

Question 3
Which of the following patients would be least likely to benefit from antiviral treatment?
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The correct answer is B.

Rationale: Patients are most likely to benefit from antiviral therapy within 2 days of symptom onset. There is little to no benefit of initiating antiviral therapy after 2 days of symptoms in otherwise healthy patients. High-risk patients who can benefit from antiviral therapy include those with cardiopulmonary issues, the elderly, and those hospitalized with influenza symptoms.

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