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The risk stratification in community-acquired pneumonia

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      • Zhou H.
      • Guo S.
      • Lan T.
      • Ma S.
      • Zhang F.
      • Zhao Z.
      The risk stratification and prognostic prediction value of procalcitonin and clinical severity scores on patients with community-acquired pneumonia in emergency department: prediction value of procalcitonin and severity scores for CAP.
      ]. The authors evaluated 226 consecutive adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) admitted in ED of a tertiary teaching hospital and investigated the risk stratification and prognostic prediction value of procalcitonin and several clinical severity scores on patients with community-acquired pneumonia in ED. They found that combination of procalcitonin and The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score achieved the highest superiority to other combinations in predicting not only severe CAP, but also 28-day mortality.
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