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Model of Von Dossow et al for Identifying a Surgical Patient with Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia at Risk for Septic Shock Using Serum Lymphokine Levels

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Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Von Dossow et al identified surgical patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia who were likely to develop septic shock by elevations in serum lymphokine levels. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive therapy. The authors are from Charite-Universitaetmedizin Berlin.

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