Community-acquired pneumonia in an intensive care unit.

@article{Marques2010CommunityacquiredPI,
  title={Community-acquired pneumonia in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Margareth R. C. Marques and Ant{\^o}nio Paulo Nunes and Cristina Maria Miranda de Sousa and Fausto Moura and Jo{\~a}o Gouveia and Armindo Ramos},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de pneumologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={223-35}
}
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of sepsis in adult critical care. We present a retrospective study of patients admitted to a polyvalent intensive care unit with CAP from 1st June 2004 - 31st December 2006. We analysed 76 patients with a mean age of 62.88 (18.75) years. Mean APACHE II score was 24.88 (9.75). Mean SAPS II was 51.18 (18.05), with a predicted mortality of 47.27%. Aetiology was identified in 42.1% of the patients. Streptococcus pneumoniae was the most… CONTINUE READING

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