Published: 10 December 2015
Author(s): Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Giuseppina Folesani, Beatrice Prati, Ilaria Morelli, Loredana Guida, Fulvio Lauretani, Marcello Maggio, Tiziana Meschi
Section: Original Article

To investigate the association of different chronic comorbidities, considered singularly and together in Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) indexes, with pneumonia diagnosis in a group of elderly frail hospitalized patients.

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