The Burden and Etiology of Community-Onset Pneumonia in the Aging Japanese Population: A Multicenter Prospective Study

@inproceedings{Morimoto2015TheBA,
  title={The Burden and Etiology of Community-Onset Pneumonia in the Aging Japanese Population: A Multicenter Prospective Study},
  author={Konosuke Morimoto and Motoi Suzuki and Tomoko Ishifuji and Makito Yaegashi and Norichika Asoh and Naohisa Hamashige and Masahiko Abe and Masahiro Aoshima and Koya Ariyoshi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The increasing burden of pneumonia in adults is an emerging health issue in the era of global population aging. This study was conducted to elucidate the burden of community-onset pneumonia (COP) and its etiologic fractions in Japan, the world's most aged society. METHODS A multicenter prospective surveillance for COP was conducted from September 2011 to January 2013 in Japan. All pneumonia patients aged ≥ 15 years, including those with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and health… CONTINUE READING

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