Ana Fernández-Agüera

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BACKGROUND The Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) has been advocated as an objective measure of risk stratification to help determine the initial site of treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia. OBJECTIVE To determine whether outpatient care of PSI-defined low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia is as safe and effective as(More)
INTRODUCTION The benefit of corticosteroids as adjunctive treatment in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring hospital admission remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of corticosteroid treatment on outcomes in patients with CAP. METHODS This was a prospective, double-blind and randomized study. All patients(More)
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