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Guoping Hu, Yumin Zhou, Yankui Wu, Yan Yu, Weiqiang Liang, Pixin Ran
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the pneumonia severity index (PSI) can predict in-hospital mortality for AECOPD patients and compare its usefulness with the CURB65 and BAP65 indexes to predict mortality. METHODS: Demographics, clinical signs and symptoms, comorbidities, and laboratory and radiographic findings of hospitalized AECOPD patients were obtained. Univariate and multiple logistic regression analyses were used to identify the risk factors for in-hospital mortality...
2015: PloS One
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