Survival and prognostic factors in severe Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation.

@article{ElSadr1988SurvivalAP,
  title={Survival and prognostic factors in severe Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Wafaa M El-Sadr and Michael S. Simberkoff},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1988},
  volume={137 6},
  pages={1264-7}
}
Severe Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) necessitating mechanical ventilation has been associated with a high mortality rate in several previous studies. This has discouraged physicians from recommending, as well as patients from accepting, mechanical ventilation when respiratory failure developed. Analysis of 19 records of patients with first episode PCP who were intubated and received mechanical ventilation showed a mortality of 57.8%. A constellation of clinical and laboratory findings… CONTINUE READING

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