Validation of a B-type natriuretic peptide as a prognostic marker in pneumonia patients: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Usuda2016ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a B-type natriuretic peptide as a prognostic marker in pneumonia patients: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Daisuke Usuda and Ryusho Sangen and Yu Hashimoto and Emiri Muranaka and Yoshitsugu Iinuma and Tsugiyasu Kanda},
  journal={BMJ open},
  year={2016},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={e010440}
}
OBJECTIVES To validate a B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a prognostic marker in pneumonia patients. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING Kanazawa Medical University Himi Municipal (a 250-bed community hospital in Himi-shi, Toyama-ken, Japan). PARTICIPANTS All patients diagnosed with pneumonia by the physician and admitted to our hospital… CONTINUE READING