Prospective study of prognostic factors in community-acquired bacteremic pneumococcal disease in 5 countries.

@article{Kalin2000ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of prognostic factors in community-acquired bacteremic pneumococcal disease in 5 countries.},
  author={Mats Kalin and Ake Ortqvist and Manuel Almela and Ewa Aufwerber and Richard M. Dwyer and Betty Henriques and Christina Jorup and Inger Julander and Tom Marrie and Maurice A. Mufson and Ra{\'u}l Riquelme and Anders Thalme and Antoni Torres and M. A. Woodhead},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 3},
  pages={840-7}
}
To define the influence of prognostic factors in patients with community-acquired pneumococcal bacteremia, a 2-year prospective study was performed in 5 centers in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Sweden. By multivariate analysis, the independent predictors of death among the 460 patients were age >65 years (odds ratio [OR], 2.2), living in a nursing home (OR, 2.8), presence of chronic pulmonary disease (OR, 2.5), high acute physiology score (OR for scores 9-14, 7.6… CONTINUE READING