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    MuLBSTA Score for Viral Pneumonia Mortality

    Predicts 90-day mortality in patients with viral pneumonia.

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    Launched during COVID-19 crisis. Not externally validated. Use with caution. COVID-19 Resource Center.

    Tips for COVID-19: Use after diagnosis to determine dispo. Specific for Viral PNA and similar inputs as known COVID-19 mortality risk factors, but not externally validated.

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    In patients with viral pneumonia, to predict clinical characteristics that affect mortality.

    • Designed specifically for viral pneumonia, which may account for up to 29% of CAP (Jennings 2008).

    • Virus-associated pneumonia is defined as lower respiratory infection with a positive PCR for viral antigen.

    • This single-center, retrospective, not-externally-validated design may lead to bias and unknown applicability and generalizability.

    • If used on COVID-19 PNA patients, keep in mind that age has a much stronger odds ratio for increasing mortality risk in COVID-19 patients than with other viral PNA patients.
    • Predicts risk factors for mortality that may be unique to viral PNA.

    • The MuLBSTA score examines a patient population with similar characteristics to those with COVID-19 PNA, and has inputs similar to risk factors for mortality seen in the initial COVID-19 patient cohorts out of China.

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    Dr. Xinxin Zhang

    About the Creator

    Xinxin Zhang, MD, PhD, is a professor of infectious diseases at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. She is also vice chairman of the Shanghai Hepatology Society and has published over 160 papers, with contributions to journals like Gut and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Zhang’s primary research is focused on the pathology and treatment of various infectious diseases such as hepatitis and viral pneumonia.

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