Effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in preventing community-acquired pneumonia hospitalization and severe outcomes in the elderly in Spain

@inproceedings{Domnguez2017EffectivenessO2,
  title={Effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination in preventing community-acquired pneumonia hospitalization and severe outcomes in the elderly in Spain},
  author={{\'A}ngela Dom{\'i}nguez and N{\'u}ria Soldevila and Diana Toledo and Nuria Torner and Lu{\'i}s Force and Maria J Perez and Vicente Mart{\'i}n and Lourdes Rodr{\'i}guez-Rojas and Jenaro Astray and Mikel Egurrola and Francisco Sanz and J D L{\'o}pez Castilla},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly, but investigation of the etiological agent of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is not possible in most hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (PPSV23) in preventing CAP hospitalization and reducing the risk of intensive care unit admission (ICU) and fatal outcomes in hospitalized people aged ≥65 years. We made a multicenter case… CONTINUE READING
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