Pneumonia Severity Index


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Pneumonia Severity Index

, pneumonia severity index
A diagnostic scoring system for predicting the level of care a patient with pneumonia will require. It includes demographic factors (such as the patient's age, whether he or she resides in a nursing home); findings on physical examination (such as altered mental status, fever, tachycardia, and low blood pressure); laboratory data (including serum pH, glucose and sodium levels); and the presence of other illnesses (such as heart, lung, brain, liver, or kidney disease). Synonym: pneumonia PORT score.
See also: index
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A diagnosis of CAP with sepsis was established, and Pneumonia Severity Index CURB-65 score was 5/5.
2) The Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) consists of interesting rules that can predict mortality in HIV-infected patients.
Alternatively, consider hospitalization for patients presenting with a Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) class of 4 or 5 (SOR: B; 1 prospective cohort study).
3] or > 15% young leukocytes); (2) presence of any score in severity criteria for coexistent diseases in the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) or any PSI score that would classify a patient as [greater than or equal to]II [22].
Severity of illness scores on measures such as the CURB-65 (confusion, urea nitrogen level, respiratory rate, blood pressure, 65 years of age and older) and the Pneumonia Severity Index can be used to assist clinicians in identifying which patients do not require hospitalization.