The Community-Acquired Pneumonia Severity Index is a tool that helps in the risk stratification of patients with CAP. The PSI divides patients into 5 classes for. Calcs that help predict probability of a disease diagnosis. Muchos germenes, como bacterias, virus u hongos, pueden causarla. Esta clasificacion en diferentes. de las escalas en la clasificación de los pacientes en grupos de riesgo. de Severidad de Neumonía de Fine et al y la escala CURB de la from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) cohort study.

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Arch Intern Med,pp. A cohort of patients older than 12 years with CAP were included. Clin Infect Dis, 44pp.

Simpler criteria are needed to evaluate risk of mortality in CAP. Sputum culture Bronchoalveolar lavage.

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Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. A prediction rule to identify low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Formula Addition of selected points, as above. Assign points based on age, gender, nursing home residence, co-morbid illness, physical examination findings, and laboratory and radiographic findings as listed above. Any patient over 50 pogt of age is automatically classified as risk class 2, even if they otherwise are completely healthy and have no other risk criteria.

Mean hospitalization stay was calculated excluding patients who died to avoid artificial low stays in more severe patients. Community-acquired pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Altered mental status was defined as disorientation to person, d or time. ERS Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections.


Community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly: N Engl J Med. Our aim was to identify at first evaluation patients at increased risk of complicated evolution but considering a minimum of variables.

Comparison of usefulness of plasma procalcitonin and C-reactive protein measurements for estimation of severity in adults with community-acquired pneumonia.

Partial pressure of oxygen No. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Am J Epidemiol,pp. Eur Respir J, 20pp. Van der Eerden, R. Because of the possible etiological differences between the three groups, distinct etiological tests and empiric antibiotic treatments will be required in each subgroup, although a possible pneumococcal etiology should always be considered, since Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most oort etiology of CAP in all three groups.

Pneumonia Severity Index (PORT Score)

Retrieved from ” https: Advice While many pneumonias are actually viral in nature, typical practice is to provide a course of antibiotics given the pneumonia may be bacterial.

Simple criteria to assess mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. The rule was derived then validated with data from 38, patients from the MedisGroup Cohort Study forcomprising 1 year of data from hospitals across the US who used the MedisGroup patient outcome tracking software built and serviced by Mediqual Systems Cardinal Health.

We analysed epidemiological, clinical, radiological and laboratory data associated with mortality.

New Prediction Model Proves Promising. Several results deserve further comments. There is a need for simpler prognostic models to guide the site-of-care decision to ensure that as many patients as possible are treated on an ambulatory clasifidacion and to identify those at high risk of mortality.


Body plethysmography Spirometry Bronchial challenge test Capnography Diffusion capacity. Log In Create Account. N Engl J Med.

A prediction rule to identify low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Pleural effusion on x-ray. This was then validated on inpatients and additionally another inpatients and outpatients.

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Presence of these clinical or laboratory abnormalities should be considered as mortality predictors and can be used as a severity lort measure clasificaciion therefore may help physicians make more rational decisions about hospitalization for patients with CAP.

In our institution, the Emergency Department does not use the PSI for guiding the site-of treatment decision. PCI and Cardiac Surgery. Mean hospitalization stay was calculated excluding patients who died to avoid artificial low stays in more severe patients. For most patients however, the CURB is easier to use and requires fewer inputs. Whitcomb 28 September JAMA,pp. Pneumonia severity index CURB A prospective validation is required to assess the generalization of these findings.