Inflammatory biomarkers and prediction for intensive care unit admission in severe community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Ramirez2011InflammatoryBA,
  title={Inflammatory biomarkers and prediction for intensive care unit admission in severe community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Paula Mugno Ramirez and Miquel Ferrer and Ver{\'o}nica Mart{\'i} and S. Reyes and Raquel Rodado Martinez and Rosario Men{\'e}ndez and Santiago Ewig and Antoni Torres},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={2211-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Increased inflammatory response is related to severity and outcome in community-acquired pneumonia, but the role of inflammatory biomarkers in deciding intensive care unit admission is unknown. We assessed the relationship between inflammatory response, prediction for intensive care unit admission, delayed intensive care unit admission, and outcome in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Intensive care units of two university… CONTINUE READING
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