Severe community-acquired pneumonia and PIRO: a new paradigm of management.

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Appropriate antibiotic management and aggressive supportive therapy is not enough to improve survival in severe community-acquired pneumonia (sCAP), a systemic syndrome involving infectious organisms, inflammation, and coagulation systems. A sepsis severity staging system focused on predisposition, insult, deleterious response, and organ failure (PIRO… (More)

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