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Formula of Croce et al to Predict the Probability of Developing Ventilatory-Associated Pneumonia After Trauma

Purpose:

To predict the probability of developing ventilator associated pneumonia in a trauma patient using the formula of Croce et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J15, J18, J95

Description:

Croce et al developed a formula for predicting the probability of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia in a trauma patient. This formula uses parameters available shortly after admission, which means that high risk patients can be identified early. The authors are from the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

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