Prediction of prognosis by markers in community-acquired pneumonia.

  title={Prediction of prognosis by markers in community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Diego Fernando Viasus and Antonella Simonetti and Carolina Garcia-Vidal and Jordi Carratal{\`a}},
  journal={Expert review of anti-infective therapy},
  volume={11 9},
Early identification of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at risk of poor outcome is critical for defining site of care and may impact on hospital resource consumption and prognosis. The Pneumonia Severity Index and CURB-65 are clinical rules that accurately identify individuals at risk of death. However, these scores have some limitations. Therefore in recent years, increasing attention has been being paid to research on biomarkers, since they have the potential to resolve… CONTINUE READING