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Correction to: Scored minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia predicted better

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The original article was published in Respiratory Research 2019 20:22

Correction to: Respir Res (2019) 20:22

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12931-019-0991-4

Although the focus of our article in Respiratory Research [1] reports some novel data and has a different focus compared to our publications in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences [2] and Respiratory Medicine [3], we acknowledge that we have duplicated some text and used the same study populations within this article [1] as our previous articles [2, 3].

The database used for the article published in Respiratory Research [1] was the basic database, which came to the conclusion that the individual 2007 IDSA/ATS minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) were of unequal weight in predicting hospital mortality, SOFA scores, hospital length of stay, and costs. The retrospective database used for the article published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences [2] was the same in Respiratory Medicine [3]. The databases used for the article published in Respiratory Research [1] were the same as those in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences [2]. The two articles were based on the same basic theory that 2007 IDSA/ATS minor criteria for severe CAP were of unequal weight in prediction. We introduced some interesting findings in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences [2], that the patients with non-severe CAP fulfilling the predictive findings most strongly associated to mortality, i.e. PaO2/FiO2 ≤ 250 mmHg, confusion, and uremia, demonstrated higher SOFA and PSI scores and mortality rates, and might have the priority for treatment and intensive care. Therefore, in Respiratory Research [1], we further proposed a scored minor criteria scoring system which orchestrated improvements in predicting mortality and severity in patients with CAP, and suggested that scored minor criteria of ≥2 scores or the presence of 2 or more IDSA/ATS minor criteria might be more valuable cut-off value for severe CAP.

We apologize for the inappropriate overlap between our three publications and our lack of transparency about the similarities between the three articles.

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    Guo et al. (2019) Scored minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia predicted better (2019) 20:22 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12931-019-0991-4.

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Guo, Q., Song, W., Li, H. et al. Correction to: Scored minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia predicted better. Respir Res 20, 147 (2019) doi:10.1186/s12931-019-1122-y

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