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Nosocomial Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients | Risk Factors

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for development of nosocomial pneumonia in ICU patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Drakulovic et al identified risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit. They found that the supine position favors gastroesophageal reflux and aspiration, especially in patients receiving enteral feedings. The study was done at the University of Barcelona in Spain.

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