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Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

Yogesh Sharma

Department of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Publications
  • Original Research Article   
    Role of Statins in Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalised Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia
    Author(s): Yogesh Sharma*, Soumyadeep Bose, Chris Horwood, Paul Hakendorf and Campbell Thompson

    Introduction: Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is a leading infectious cause of death in developed countries. The role of statins in CAP is contentious and limited studies are available in the Australian healthcare-settings. This study determined whether statin-usage has any beneficial effects on clinical outcomes in hospitalized CAP patients. Methods: All adult CAP patients admitted to a tertiary-care hospital over a period of 3-months were included in this study. Data regarding patients’ demographic characteristics, pneumonia-severity, statin-usage and clinical-outcomes were obtained from medical records. Propensity-score matching was used to match known confounders between statin-users and non-users. The primary outcome measure was to determine whether statin-users had a reduced in-hospital or 30-day mortality when compared to sta.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8048.22.12.356

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