SCORING SYSTEMS USED IN COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA: OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2018.8.44-48

O.V. Fesenko, A.I. Sinopalnikov

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia
Severe pneumonia is associated with high mortality, so a timely and correct assessment of its severity plays an important role in the management of such patients. The article presents an analysis of modern recommendations for management of patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia, the advantages and disadvantages of scales for assessing the risk of an unfavorable outcome in patients with pneumonia.
Keywords: community-acquired pneumonia, severity rating scales, risk of unfavorable outcome

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Corresponding author: O.V. Fesenko – MD, Prof. at the Department of Pulmonology, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; tel. +7 (499) 728-8-23; e-mail: ofessenko@mail.ru


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