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Early predictors of in-hospital mortality for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
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PMID:  3115209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred forty-five patients were initially seen with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Of the many features examined, several variables were identified early in the hospitalization for PCP that were associated with poor survival. These included multiple admissions, leukocytoses, elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase levels, decreased arterial oxygen pressure (tension), decreased arterial carbon dioxide pressure (tension), and decreased serum albumin levels. Variables that were associated with increased survival included normal respiratory rates and normal findings on lung examination. Patients with multiple pulmonary infections displayed higher mortality rates than patients who had only PCP. Finally, our data did not suggest that the degree of immunosuppression affected in-hospital mortality for PCP.
C P Kales; J R Murren; R A Torres; J A Crocco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  147     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-13     Completed Date:  1987-10-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1413-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Carbon Dioxide / blood
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / blood
Leukocytosis / diagnosis
Oxygen / blood
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis / etiology,  mortality*
Serum Albumin / analysis
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Albumin; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen; EC Dehydrogenase

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