Characteristics of pnemococcal community-acquired pneumonia presenting with respiratory failure

@inproceedings{Fernndez2016CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of pnemococcal community-acquired pneumonia presenting with respiratory failure},
  author={Leyre Serrano Fern{\'a}ndez and Luis Alberto Regalado Ruiz and Pedro Pablo Espa{\~n}a and Ainhoa Quina G{\'o}mez and Lorea Mart{\'i}nez-Indart and Marta del Vas Garc{\'i}a and Amaia Aramburu and Alberto Capelastegui and Rafael Zalaca{\'i}n},
  year={2016}
}
Objective: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of pneumonia worldwide. Respiratory failure (RF) is a severe complication that causes high morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to analyze the clinical presentation, process of care and outcomes in patients hospitalized with pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia (PCAP) and RF. Methods: Prospective observational study, including all patients hospitalized for PCAP in the pneumology service of 2 hospitals for a 15-year period, which had… CONTINUE READING

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