publication . Article . 2012

Hospital management of community-acquired pneumonia in Malta

Callus, Roberta; Micallef, Josef; Mamo, Jonathan; Montefort, Stephen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
  • Country: Malta
Abstract
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains a common diagnosis requiring hospital admission and a leading cause of death worldwide. No local guideline is currently available for the management of CAP. Our aim was to evaluate current practices in the management of CAP at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta. In this prospective study we looked at all adult patients admitted with CAP in winter and summer (105 consecutive days for both seasons). Data collected and analysed included: basic patient demographics; symptoms at presentation; antibiotics prescribed and time of administration; co-morbidities; CURB65; blood oxygenation levels; admission plan; length of stay and follow-...
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free text keywords: Community-acquired pneumonia -- Malta, Hospitals -- Emergency services -- Evaluation, Community-acquired pneumonia -- Treatment
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