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Predicting Antibiotic Resistant Pneumonia in Institutionalized Patients

Purpose:

To determine the risk of an antibiotic-resistant organism causing severe pneumonia in an elderly institutionalized patient based on the study of El Solh et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

U80-U89

Description:

El Solh et al identified risk factors for antibiotic resistant bacteria causing severe pneumonia in elderly institutionalized patients. They developed a classification tree to identify patients who should be suspected of having resistant organisms. The authors are from the University of Buffalo.

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