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Community acquired pneumonia,NEJM

Esther Calbo, Anna Ochoa de Echagüen, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Carles Ferrer, Javier Garau
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to evaluate the management of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) according to conventional clinical criteria applied in the emergency room as compared to a pneumonia prognosis index (PPI) (Fine et al. NEJM 1997). We also analyzed which factors were associated with the need for inpatient treatment in PPI risk category III patients. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled all adults with CAP seen in the emergency room during 1999...
February 2004: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
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