The role of physical examination in establishing the diagnosis of pneumonia.

@article{Ayalon2013TheRO,
  title={The role of physical examination in establishing the diagnosis of pneumonia.},
  author={Itay Ayalon and Miguel Marcelo Glatstein and Galit Zaidenberg-Israeli and Dennis Scolnik and Amir Ben Tov and Liat Ben Sira and Shimon Reif},
  journal={Archivos argentinos de pediatria},
  year={2013},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={e117}
}
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an important cause of acute respiratory disease in ambulatory care settings. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of medical history and physical examination in diagnosing CAP. METHODS Pediatric residents prospectively completed a questionnaire documenting patients' medical history and physical examination whenever a chest radiograph was ordered on patients 1 month to 16 years of age. Chest radiographs were read by a pediatric… CONTINUE READING