ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.16, no.5, pp.1040-1048, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
ventilator-associated pneumonia, Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score, lung ultrasound, pentraxin-3, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, LONG PENTRAXIN PTX3, ATTRIBUTABLE MORTALITY, CHEST RADIOGRAPHY, ULTRASOUND ASSESSMENT, LUNG ULTRASOUND, RECOGNITION, INFECTIONS, BIOMARKERS, GUIDELINES
Introduction: The Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) based on chest X-ray has been developed to facilitate clinical diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP); however, this scoring system has a low diagnostic performance. We developed the Lung Ultrasound and Pentraxin-3 Pulmonary Infection Score (LUPPIS) for early diagnosis of VAP and evaluated the performance of this new scoring system.