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Respiratory Care: Chest Infections |

Validation of the Modified CRB-65 Pneumonia Severity Index as a Prognostic Tool

Georges Al-Helou, MD; Dana Kay, MD; Jalil Ahari, MD; Linda Lesky, MD
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George Washington University, Washington, DC


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1243A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1355
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SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of hospitalizations not just in the United States but also around the world. It can range in severity from a mild disease treated as outpatient to a severe, life-threatening condition. Several prognostication scores have been identified and used to determine disease severity and mortality risk. The CRB-65 score was introduced as a simple score to determine mortality without the need for laboratory testing; however, it tended to over-estimate mortality. The modified CRB-65 scoring system was published in 2014 by Dwyer et al. to increase sensitivity of the CRB-65 score by adding oxygen saturation less than 90% and presence of co-morbid conditions. This modification has not been validated yet and we aim to test if this system would be useful in other patient populations

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