Validation of a predictive rule for the management of community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Capelastegui2006ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a predictive rule for the management of community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Alberto Capelastegui and Pedro Pablo Espa{\~n}a and Jos{\'e} M Quintana and I Areitio and Inmaculada Gorordo and Mikel Egurrola and Amaia Bilbao},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={151-7}
}
The CURB-65 score (Confusion, Urea > 7 mmol x L(-1), Respiratory rate > or = 30 x min(-1), low Blood pressure, and age > or = 65 yrs) has been proposed as a tool for augmenting clinical judgement for stratifying patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) into different management groups. The six-point CURB-65 score was retrospectively applied in a… CONTINUE READING