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The risk for death in patients with community-acquired pneumonia who were given mechanical ventilation does not seem to be affected by the presence of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Differences in serum inflammatory markers may exist between patients with community-acquired pneumonia who present within the first 48 hours of symptom onset vs those who present later.
In an attempt to determine if the presence of S aureus could be used as a marker for more severe disease, investigators assessed the relationship between S aureus-positive bronchiectasis infection and pulmonary function, frequency of exacerbations, and hospital admissions.
The utilization of this tool could prevent severe complications secondary to delayed pneumonia diagnosis and treatment.
Patients admitted to hospitals with severe CAP who subsequently required invasive mechanical ventilation had a higher mortality risk.
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