Improvement of CRB-65 as a prognostic scoring system in adult patients with bacteraemic pneumococcal pneumonia.

@article{Dwyer2011ImprovementOC,
  title={Improvement of CRB-65 as a prognostic scoring system in adult patients with bacteraemic pneumococcal pneumonia.},
  author={Richard M. Dwyer and Jonas Hedlund and Jessica Darenberg and Birgitta Henriques-Normark and Pontus Naucl{\'e}r and Sara Runesdotter and Mats Kalin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 6-7},
  pages={448-55}
}
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of hospitalization among infectious diseases, and is mainly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Modifications were tested to improve the accuracy of CRB-65 as a simple but useful bedside scoring system, and to compare it with 3 established severity scoring systems (PSI, CURB-65 and CRB-65) to predict 30-day mortality in bacteraemic pneumococcal CAP. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on data from 375 adult patients… CONTINUE READING
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