Iranian Journal of Radiology

Published by: Kowsar

Clinical and Laboratory Findings in Patients with Acute Respiratory Symptoms that Suggest the Necessity of Chest X-ray for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Azadeh Ebrahimzadeh 1 , Mahyar Mohammadifard 2 , * , Godratallah Naseh 3 and Alireza Mirgholami 2
Authors Information
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
2 Department of Radiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
3 Department of Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: January 01, 2015, 12 (1); e13547
  • Published Online: January 1, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 12, 2013
  • Revised: April 9, 2014
  • Accepted: April 15, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.13547

To Cite: Ebrahimzadeh A, Mohammadifard M, Naseh G, Mirgholami A. Clinical and Laboratory Findings in Patients with Acute Respiratory Symptoms that Suggest the Necessity of Chest X-ray for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Iran J Radiol. 2015 ;12(1):e13547. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.13547.

Abstract
Copyright © 2015, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iranian Society of Radiology. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
Footnotes
References
  • 1. Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Mitchell R. Robbins Basic Pathology. 2007;
  • 2. Mardani M, Keshtkar Jahromi M, Mir Eshghi M. Evaluating Infectious Etiologies of Hospitalization in Elderly Population of Iran. Middle East J Age Aging. 2006; 3(2)
  • 3. Mamishi S, Eghbali AN, Rezaei N, Abolhassani H, Parvaneh N, Aghamohammadi A. A single center 14 years study of infectious complications leading to hospitalization of patients with primary antibody deficiencies. Braz J Infect Dis. 2010; 14(4): 351-5[PubMed]
  • 4. Metlay JP, Kapoor WN, Fine MJ. Does this patient have community-acquired pneumonia? Diagnosing pneumonia by history and physical examination. JAMA. 1997; 278(17): 1440-5[PubMed]
  • 5. Heckerling PS. The need for chest roentgenograms in adults with acute respiratory illness. Clinical predictors. Arch Intern Med. 1986; 146(7): 1321-4[PubMed]
  • 6. Levy ML, Le Jeune I, Woodhead MA, Macfarlaned JT, Lim WS, British Thoracic Society Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults Guideline G. Primary care summary of the British Thoracic Society Guidelines for the management of community acquired pneumonia in adults: 2009 update. Endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK. Prim Care Respir J. 2010; 19(1): 21-7[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Ayalon I, Glatstein MM, Zaidenberg-Israeli G, Scolnik D, Ben Tov A, Ben Sira L, et al. The role of physical examination in establishing the diagnosis of pneumonia. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013; 29(8): 893-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 8. Metlay JP, Fine MJ. Testing strategies in the initial management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 2003; 138(2): 109-18[PubMed]
  • 9. Diehr P, Wood RW, Bushyhead J, Krueger L, Wolcott B, Tompkins RK. Prediction of pneumonia in outpatients with acute cough--a statistical approach. J Chronic Dis. 1984; 37(3): 215-25[PubMed]
  • 10. Singal BM, Hedges JR, Radack KL. Decision rules and clinical prediction of pneumonia: evaluation of low-yield criteria. Ann Emerg Med. 1989; 18(1): 13-20[PubMed]
  • 11. Gennis P, Gallagher J, Falvo C, Baker S, Than W. Clinical criteria for the detection of pneumonia in adults: guidelines for ordering chest roentgenograms in the emergency department. J Emerg Med. 1989; 7(3): 263-8[PubMed]
  • 12. O'Brien WT, Sr., Rohweder DA, Lattin GE, Jr., Thornton JA, Dutton JP, Ebert-Long DL, et al. Clinical indicators of radiographic findings in patients with suspected community-acquired pneumonia: who needs a chest x-ray? J Am Coll Radiol. 2006; 3(9): 703-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 13. Graffelman AW, le Cessie S, Knuistingh Neven A, Wilemssen FE, Zonderland HM, van den Broek PJ. Can history and exam alone reliably predict pneumonia? J Fam Pract. 2007; 56(6): 465-70[PubMed]
  • 14. Hopstaken RM, Muris JW, Knottnerus JA, Kester AD, Rinkens PE, Dinant GJ. Contributions of symptoms, signs, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein to a diagnosis of pneumonia in acute lower respiratory tract infection. Br J Gen Pract. 2003; 53(490): 358-64[PubMed]
  • 15. Lieberman D, Shvartzman P, Korsonsky I, Lieberman D. Diagnosis of ambulatory community-acquired pneumonia. Comparison of clinical assessment versus chest X-ray. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2003; 21(1): 57-60[PubMed]
  • 16. Aagaard E, Maselli J, Gonzales R. Physician practice patterns: chest x-ray ordering for the evaluation of acute cough illness in adults. Med Decis Making. 2006; 26(6): 599-605[DOI][PubMed]
  • 17. Nolt BR, Gonzales R, Maselli J, Aagaard E, Camargo CA, Jr., Metlay JP. Vital-sign abnormalities as predictors of pneumonia in adults with acute cough illness. Am J Emerg Med. 2007; 25(6): 631-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 18. Butcher BL, Nichol KL, Parenti CM. High yield of chest radiography in walk-in clinic patients with chest symptoms. J Gen Intern Med. 1993; 8(3): 115-9[PubMed]
  • 19. Mandell LA, Wunderink RG, Anzueto A, Bartlett JG, Campbell GD, Dean NC, et al. Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society consensus guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2007; 44 Suppl 2-72[DOI][PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:

Author(s):

Article(s):

Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments