Prognostic value of serum albumin levels in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Viasus2013PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of serum albumin levels in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Diego Fernando Viasus and Carolina Garcia-Vidal and Antonella F Simonetti and Frederic Manresa and Jordi Dorca and Francesc Gudiol and Jordi Carratal{\`a}},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={415-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether serum albumin levels within 24 h of admission correlate with outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS Observational analysis of a prospective cohort of adults with CAP requiring hospitalization from 1995 through 2011. Serum albumin level was the independent variable. The primary end point was 30-day mortality. RESULTS During the study period, 3463 patients with CAP required hospitalization. The median value of albumin was 31 g/L (IQR 28-35… CONTINUE READING