Optimal therapy for severe pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia


Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for two-thirds of ICU admissions due to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and is the leading cause of CAP-related death. Early death is principally due to cardiovascular collapse, whereas late death is associated with hypoxemic respiratory failure. Outcome depends on interactions between non-modifiable factors of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-006-0182-x


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