Validation and clinical implications of the IDSA/ATS minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Phua2009ValidationAC,
  title={Validation and clinical implications of the IDSA/ATS minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Jason Phua and Kwee Ching See and Yiong Huak Chan and Louis Sutrisno Widjaja and Ngu Wah Aung and Wang Jee Ngerng and Tow Keang Lim},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={598-603}
}
BACKGROUND The 2007 Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines defined severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and recommended intensive care unit (ICU) admission when patients fulfilled three out of nine minor criteria. These criteria have not been validated. METHODS All patients admitted to our hospital from 2004 to 2007 for CAP were reviewed retrospectively. Patients who fulfilled any IDSA/ATS major criteria for severe CAP at the emergency… CONTINUE READING
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