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Chest Infections: Chest Infections: Bacterial |

N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide as a Predictor of 28-Day Mortality in Elderly Patients With Severe Pneumonia

Xubin Huang, MD; Jun Zhang, MD; Xinyan Huang, MD; Yanzhu Chen, MD; Mian Zeng, MD
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MICU, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A90. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.095
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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).

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