|Title:||ICU pneumonias: A multi-institutional study||Authors:||Ruiz-Santana, S.
Jimenez, A. G.
|UNESCO Clasification:||32 Ciencias médicas
320508 Enfermedades pulmonares
Intensive Care Unit
|Issue Date:||1987||Journal:||Critical Care Medicine||Abstract:||We conducted a prospective multi-institutional study of nosocomial and community-acquired pneumonias in 1378 patients admitted to the ICUs of six hospitals. We also investigated 1005 of these patients who were intubated and mechanically ventilated for a reason other than pneumonia, the risk of developing pneumonia, and the relationship between the incidence of pneumonia and the length of time during which the patients were mechanically ventilated. A bacteriologic diagnosis was made in 38% of the nosocomial and 21% of the community-acquired pneumonias. The total mortality rate was 40%; 47% of the patients with nosocomial and 17% of the patients with community-acquired pneumonias died. Because it was difficult to make an etiologic diagnosis in two-thirds of the cases, the treatment had to be based on an assumed causative organism.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/45980||ISSN:||0090-3493||DOI:||10.1097/00003246-198710000-00007||Source:||Critical Care Medicine [ISSN 0090-3493],v. 15, p. 930-932|
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