Analysis of the severity and prognosis assessment of aged patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective study.

@article{Xiao2013AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the severity and prognosis assessment of aged patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a retrospective study.},
  author={Kun Xiao and Longxiang Su and Bing-chao Han and Peng Yan and Na Yuan and Jie Deng and Jia Li and Lixin Xie},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          626-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a prevalent and potentially life-threatening infection, and has poor prognosis in aged patients. The objective of this study was to compare the potential of admission N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (proBNP) levels and scoring models [CURB-65, Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI), and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scores] to predict outcomes for aged patients with CAP admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and to… CONTINUE READING

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