Sequential organ failure assessment score is an excellent operationalization of disease severity of adult patients with hospitalized community acquired pneumonia - results from the prospective observational PROGRESS study.

Affiliation

University of Leipzig, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Härtelstr. 16-18, 04107, Leipzig, Germany. [Email]

Abstract

CAP (Community acquired pneumonia) is frequent, with a high mortality rate and a high burden on health care systems. Development of predictive biomarkers, new therapeutic concepts, and epidemiologic research require a valid, reproducible, and quantitative measure describing CAP severity.

Keywords

Biomarker,Clinical epidemiology,Infectious disease,Lung disease,Prospective clinical study,Severity score,

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