SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections: Bacterial
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: The role of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) acting as a prognostic factor in critically ill patients with severe pneumonia is not fully established. The present study aimed to prospectively investigate whether NT-pro-BNP is predictive of 28-day mortality in a cohort of elderly patients with severe pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).