An evaluation of clinical stability criteria to predict hospital course in community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Akram2013AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of clinical stability criteria to predict hospital course in community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Ahsan R Akram and James D Chalmers and Joanne K Taylor and Julia Rutherford and Aran Singanayagam and Adam T. Hill},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1174-80}
}
A number of different methods exist to assess clinical stability, a key component of pneumonia management. We compared the prognostic value of different stability criteria through a secondary analysis of the Edinburgh pneumonia study database. We studied four clinical stability criteria (Halm's criteria, the ATS criteria, CURB and 50% or more decrease in C-reactive protein from baseline). Outcomes included 30-day mortality, need for mechanical ventilation or vasopressor support (MV/VS… CONTINUE READING

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