The results of a recent clinical trial are sufficient to endorse the use of steroids in addition to antibiotics in cases of severe community acquired pneumonia.
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Mass General Internal Medicine Associates
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Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Boston, MA 02114
Mass General Internal Medicine
50 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
- PhD, Rockefeller University
- MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Dr. Metlay's research program is in the fields of clinical epidemiology and health services research, specifically focused on generating and implementing evidence to optimize the management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. He has led numerous multi-institutional clinical studies, including cluster randomized trials, and has specific expertise in developing methods for primary and secondary data collection, outcome measurement and analysis. His current work is focused on development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality of healthcare and reduce medical errors.
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