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Table 4 The characteristics for various predictors of ARDS in CAP patients

From: Efficacy of the quick sequential organ failure assessment for predicting clinical outcomes among community-acquired pneumonia patients presenting in the emergency department

Variables AUC (95% CI) S.E P Cut off Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV LR+ LR-
Lac 0.690 (0.655–0.723) 0.023 < 0.001 2.1 61.59 69.20 36.2 86.4 2.00 0.56
PCT 0.662 (0.627–0.696) 0.023 < 0.001 0 68.29 59.48 32.5 86.8 1.69 0.53
WBC 0.531 (0.494–0.567) 0.027 0.260 12.6 51.83 58.48 26.2 81.1 1.25 0.82
CRP 0.587 (0.550–0.622) 0.025 0.001 40.8 71.34 42.91 26.2 84.1 1.25 0.67
qSOFA 0.730 (0.697–0.762) 0.021 < 0.001 1.0 75.61 66.26 38.9 90.5 2.24 0.37
SOFA 0.724 (0.690–0.756) 0.022 < 0.001 5.0 74.39 62.63 36.1 89.6 1.99 0.41
CURB-65 0.749 (0.716–0.780) 0.022 < 0.001 3.0 52.44 87.54 54.4 86.6 4.21 0.54
  1. Lac lactate, PCT procalcitonin, WBC white blood cell, CRP C-reactive protein, qSOFA quick sequential organ failure assessment, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, CURB-65 confusion, urea, respiratory rate, blood pressure and age