Validation and development of a clinical prediction rule in clinically suspected community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Bilkis2010ValidationAD,
  title={Validation and development of a clinical prediction rule in clinically suspected community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Manuel D. Bilkis and Nelly Gorgal and Miriam Carbone and Mirta Vazquez and Paulo Albanese and Mar{\'i}a Cecilia Branda and El{\'i}as Alterman and Daniela Rodriguez and Liliana Orellana and Osvaldo Bello Pedrosa},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={399-405}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop a mathematical model to predict the probability of having community-acquired pneumonia and to evaluate an already developed prediction rule that has not been validated in a clinical scenario. METHODS Children who presented with fever and had presumptive clinical diagnosis of pneumonia were evaluated in 4 institutions of different complexity during 1 year. The variables assessed were sex, age, respiratory rate, days with fever, maximum body temperature, presence of… CONTINUE READING
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