31. Pneumonia

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch31

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Pneumonia, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch31

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • pneumonia;
  • PSI and CURB-65 rule, scoring for CAP severity;
  • risk stratification and clinical decision making;
  • CAP, acute infections of lung parenchyma, and symptoms;
  • CURB-65, high risk of mortality from pneumonia;
  • chest radiography, neither 100% sensitive/nor specific for pneumonia;
  • procalcitonin, for a bacterial etiology of infection;
  • severity adjustment/discriminatory power in predicting survival;
  • procalcitonin, for predicting those who can benefit from antibiotics;
  • PSI classes I to III/CURB-65 scores of 0–1, managed in their homes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References