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Current possibilities for assessing and predicting the severity of community-acquired pneumonia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2022-07-03

Yu. Rubtsov, Candidate of Medical Sciences; Yu. Goverdovsky, MD; A. Mikhailov; G. Tsepkova, Candidate of Medical Sciences
S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy, Ministry of Defense of Russia; Saint Petersburg

Late admission to the intensive care unit is associated with increased mortality in severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The purpose of the study was to summarize current data on the possibilities of assessing and predicting the severity of CAP. The effectiveness of predicting the severity of CAP was evaluated using the most popular scales. The current procedures for assessment and prediction are focused on the early detection of respiratory and cardiovascular insufficiency and other types of internal organ dysfunctions. The inclusion of various biomarkers substantially increases the informative values of the scales. However, none of the scales can be an absolutely accurate tool and they should be considered as an additional aid in clinical practice.

community-acquired pneumonia
severity prediction
assessment scales

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