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  CURB Pneumonia Severity Score

 
The EBMcalc module CURB Pneumonia Severity Score is available in EBMcalc Complete Edition.
 

 
This calculator evaluates the following Clinical Criteria:
 
References
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  2. Loke YK, Kwok CS, Niruban A, Myint PK. Value of severity scales in predicting mortality from community-acquired pneumonia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax. 2010 Oct;65(10):884-90. doi: 10.1136/thx.2009.134072. Epub 2010 Aug 20. Review. PMID: 20729235 PubMed Logo
  3. Morris A. ACP Journal Club. Review: CURB65, CRB65, and Pneumonia Severity Index similarly predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Apr 19;154(8):JC4-13. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-154-8-201104190-02013. PMID: 21502639 PubMed Logo
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