Simel co-authors JAMA Rational Clinical Exam

Thursday, August 3, 2017

David Simel, MD, Chief of Medicine in the Durham VA, co-authored a Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The publication is entitled "Does This Child Have Pneumonia?" and was published August 1.

This research team found the hypoxia and increased work of breathing  were associated with the diagnosis of pneumonia, but fever, tachypnea, and auscultatory findings were not.

Simel is also an editor for the JAMA RCE series. 

Here is the citation:

Shah SN, Bachur RG, Simel DL, Neuman MI. Does This Child Have Pneumonia?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA. 2017;318(5):462-471.