Predicting the need for ICU admission in community-acquired pneumonia.

Author

Alessandra Morello Gearhart

Affiliation

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Louisville, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Multiple criteria have been proposed to define community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) severity and predict ICU admission. Validity studies have found differing results. We tested four models to assess severe CAP built upon the criteria included in the 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines, hypothesizing that a model providing different weights for each individual criterion may be of better predictability.

Keywords

Cohort,ICU,Infection,Pneumonia,Prediction,Prognosis,

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