SOURCE: Medical News Today
DATE: May 5, 2009
EXCERPT: "Differing biological response to infection between men and women may explain higher death rates among older men who are hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). ... may have important implications for understanding sex differences in life expectancy." more
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Reade MC, Yende S, D'Angelo G, Kong L, Kellum JA, Barnato AE, Milbrandt EB, Dooley C, Mayr FB, Weissfeld L, Angus DC; Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis Investigators. Differences in immune response may explain lower survival among older men with pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2009 May;37(5):1655-62.