Acta Medica Okayama 72巻 6号
2018-12 発行

The Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Is Superior to Other Inflammation-Based Prognostic Scores in Predicting the Mortality of Patients with Pneumonia

Shimoyama, Yuichiro Department of Anesthesiology, Osaka Medical College, Intensive Care Unit
Umegaki, Osamu Department of Anesthesiology, Osaka Medical College, Intensive Care Unit
Inoue, Satsuki Department of Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Intensive Care Unit
Agui, Tomoyuki Department of Anesthesiology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka Medical College Hospital
Kadono, Noriko Department of Anesthesiology, Osaka Medical College, Intensive Care Unit
Minami, Toshiaki Department of Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Intensive Care Unit
Publication Date
2018-12
Abstract
A neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) > 7 is reportedly an independent marker of mortality in patients with bacteremia. However, no studies have shown an association between inflammation-based prognostic scores (including the Glasgow Prognostic Score, the NLR, the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, the Prognostic Nutritional Index, and the Prognostic Index) and mortality in patients with pneumonia. We retrospectively examined the cases of 33 patients diagnosed with pneumonia who were treated in the ICU of Osaka Medical College Hospital between January 2014 and June 2016. A multivariate analysis revealed that the NLR was a significant predictor of mortality in these pneumonia patients.
Document Type
Short Communication
Keywords
inflammation-based prognostic score
pneumonia
in-hospital mortality
Link to PubMed
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