Analysis of the lethal outcomes in patients with severe pneumonia
Some factors besides treatment can significantly influence on the fatal outcomes of pneumonia. Objective. Identification of non-medication risk factors of death based on study of the inpatients clinical signs of pneumonia. Methods. Retrospective analyze of 62 case histories of patients died from pneumonia in hospitals: 12 women and 50 men of 30 to 88 years. Results. 24% of patients had constant job, 76% were not working. 21% of patients had a disability for chronic diseases. The beginning of disease averaged 5,4 days before hospitalization. The recourse was on average 1 day before hospitalization. The most frequent complaints were cough (10% with hemoptysis), weakness and dyspnea. 45% of patients smoked. 50% abused alcohol. Dipsomania preceded hospitalization in 40% of cases. 10% had a drug addiction, 5% were HIV-positive, 13% had chronic viral hepatitis B and C. Leading role of cardiovascular (66%) and gastrointestinal (65%) pathology have been revealed.
PDPI Lampung & Bengkulu. 07/04/18.
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