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Prognostic score for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia


Speich, R; Weber, R; Kronauer, C M; Opravil, M; Lüthy, R; Russi, E W (1990). Prognostic score for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Respiration, 57(4):259-263.

Abstract

Sixty episodes of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in 59 patients were evaluated for risk factors predicting fatal outcome within 14 days after bronchoscopy. We found significantly higher values for serum lactate dehydrogenase (p less than 0.001), alveolar-arterial oxygen difference (p less than 0.001) and percentage of bronchoalveolar lavage neutrophils (p less than 0.001) in patients dying within 14 days, but there was considerable overlap of these variables between the two groups. Using a score system combining the three parameters allowed however an excellent discrimination between the two groups.

Abstract

Sixty episodes of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in 59 patients were evaluated for risk factors predicting fatal outcome within 14 days after bronchoscopy. We found significantly higher values for serum lactate dehydrogenase (p less than 0.001), alveolar-arterial oxygen difference (p less than 0.001) and percentage of bronchoalveolar lavage neutrophils (p less than 0.001) in patients dying within 14 days, but there was considerable overlap of these variables between the two groups. Using a score system combining the three parameters allowed however an excellent discrimination between the two groups.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1990
Deposited On:09 Jan 2015 15:43
Last Modified:25 Jun 2016 07:23
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0025-7931
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000195852
PubMed ID:2095609

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