Cut-offs for Infections in the Emergency Department (ED)

In a study of 1359 patients with suspected LRTI, 12.2% experienced an adverse event within 30 days, including death (4.9%) and ICU admission (7.6%). MR-proADM cut-offs on emergency department (ED) presentation could accurately identify disease severity, and the likelihood of 30 day mortality.

 

Figure 1. MR-proADM cut-offs to identify low, intermediate and high disease severities in patients with lower respiratory tract infections presenting to the emergency department

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