A clinical score (RAPID) to identify those at risk for poor outcome at presentation in patients with pleural infection.

@article{Rahman2014ACS,
  title={A clinical score (RAPID) to identify those at risk for poor outcome at presentation in patients with pleural infection.},
  author={Najib M Rahman and Brennan C Kahan and Robert F. Miller and Fergus Vincent Gleeson and Andrew J Nunn and Nicholas A. Maskell},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2014},
  volume={145 4},
  pages={
          848-855
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pleural infection is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Development of a validated clinical risk score at presentation to identify those at high risk of dying would enable patient triage and may help formulate early management strategies. METHODS A clinical risk score was derived based on data from patients entering the multicenter UK pleural infection trial (first Multicenter Intrapleural Sepsis Trial [MIST1], n=411). From 22 baseline clinical characteristics, model… CONTINUE READING
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