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Nosocomial Pneumonia in ICU Prediction Score

Purpose:

To use 2 clinical scores to identify an ICU patient at risk for nosocomial pneumonia.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

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

Description:

Nosocomial pneumonia is an important problem for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). 7 parameters were identified by multivariate analysis as being associated with nosocomial pneumonia in ICU patients. These parameters can be used to generate 2 simple scores which can be used to stratify patients by risk shortly after admission, thereby allowing better management.

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