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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

VariablesAUC (95% CI)S.EPCut offSensitivitySpecificityPPVNPVLR+LR-
Lac0.690 (0.655–0.723)0.023< 0.0012.161.5969.2036.
PCT0.662 (0.627–0.696)0.023< 0.001068.2959.4832.586.81.690.53
WBC0.531 (0.494–0.567)0.0270.26012.651.8358.4826.
CRP0.587 (0.550–0.622)0.0250.00140.871.3442.9126.
qSOFA0.730 (0.697–0.762)0.021< 0.0011.075.6166.2638.990.52.240.37
SOFA0.724 (0.690–0.756)0.022< 0.0015.074.3962.6336.189.61.990.41
CURB-650.749 (0.716–0.780)0.022< 0.0013.052.4487.5454.486.64.210.54
  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