An international perspective on hospitalized patients with viral community-acquired pneumonia

the GLIMP Study Group

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Background: Who should be tested for viruses in patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP), prevalence and risk factors for viral CAP are still debated. We evaluated the frequency of viral testing, virus prevalence, risk factors and treatment coverage with oseltamivir in patients admitted for CAP. Methods: Secondary analysis of GLIMP, an international, multicenter, point-prevalence study of hospitalized adults with CAP. Testing frequency, prevalence of viral CAP and treatment with oseltamivir were assessed among patients who underwent a viral swab. Univariate and multivariate analysis was used to evaluate risk factors. Results: 553 (14.9%) patients with CAP underwent nasal swab. Viral CAP was diagnosed in 157 (28.4%) patients. Influenza virus was isolated in 80.9% of cases. Testing frequency and viral CAP prevalence were inhomogeneous across the participating centers. Obesity (OR 1.59, 95%CI: 1.01–2.48; p = 0.043) and need for invasive mechanical ventilation (OR 1.62, 95%CI: 1.02–2.56; p = 0.040) were independently associated with viral CAP. Prevalence of empirical treatment with oseltamivir was 5.1%. Conclusion: In an international scenario, testing frequency for viruses in CAP is very low. The most common cause of viral CAP is Influenza virus. Obesity and need for invasive ventilation represent independent risk factors for viral CAP. Adherence to recommendations for treatment with oseltamivir is poor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-70
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume60
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Orthomyxoviridae
Obesity
Therapeutics
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Artificial Respiration
Ventilation
Multivariate Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • Oseltamivir
  • Testing
  • Viral pneumonia
  • Viral swab

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  • Internal Medicine

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An international perspective on hospitalized patients with viral community-acquired pneumonia. / the GLIMP Study Group.

In: European Journal of Internal Medicine, Vol. 60, 01.02.2019, p. 54-70.

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AU - Garzón, María I.

AU - Cambursano, Victor Hugo

AU - Ceccato, Adrian

AU - Chertcoff, Julio

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AU - de Vedia, Lautaro

AU - Ganaha, Maria Cristina

AU - Lambert, Sandra

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AU - Luna, Carlos M.

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