Journal article

Predictors of Unlikely Bacterial Pneumonia and Adverse Pneumonia Outcome in Children Admitted to a Hospital in Central Vietnam

Phuong TK Nguyen, Hoang T Tran, Thach S Tran, Dominic A Fitzgerald, Stephen M Graham, Ben J Marais

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading cause of antibiotic use and hospitalization in Vietnam. There is a need for better prediction of unlikely bacterial pneumonia and adverse pneumonia outcome in order to guide hospital admission and improve rational antibiotic use. METHODS: All children under 5 admitted with pneumonia (per clinician assessment) to the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children were prospectively enrolled. Children were classified as having likely or unlikely bacterial pneumonia and followed for outcome assessment. A Bayesian model averaging approach was used to identify predictors of unlikely bacterial pneumonia and adverse pneumonia outcome, which guided the development of a ..

View full abstract