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Ineffectiveness of the measurement of ‘routine’ vital signs for adult inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia

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  • Paul Mariani MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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  • Musab U Saeed MD,

    1. Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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  • Anil Potti MD,

    1. Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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  • Brian Hebert MD,

    1. Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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  • Kaley Sholes MD,

    1. Student, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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  • Mary Jo Lewis MD,

    1. Internal Medicine Physician, MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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  • James F Hanley MD

    1. Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, and Internal Medicine Physician, Department of Medicine, MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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Paul Mariani, Miami VA Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section, 1201 NW 16th Street (111-I), Miami, FL 33125, USA. Email: pablik@atlanticbb.net

Abstract

More frequent vital sign evaluation does not result in a statistically significant difference in survival or the number of transfers to the intensive care unit (for progression of disease) after adjusting for age, gender, duration of intravenous antibiotics and comorbid conditions.

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