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Criteria of the Cowley Shock Trauma Center for Clinical Pneumonia in a Trauma Patient

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Description:

The hospitalized patient following blunt trauma is at increased risk for pneumonia. The presence of certain clinical and laboratory findings should alert the clinician to this possibility, so that early antimicrobial therapy can be started. The authors are from the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

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