Epidemiology and risk factors of pneumonia in critically ill patients

P. Mosconi, M. Langer, M. Cigada, M. Mandelli

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Abstract

Risk factors for pneumonia were analysed in a large population of critically ill patients, collected in two prospective multicentre "pneumonia studies" in Italy. Twenty-three intensive care units were involved and the study time was 150 unit months. Only patients without previous pulmonary infection, with intensive care unit stay ≥ 48 hours and no rapidly irreversible illness at admission were included. The incidence of pneumonia in the 1475 selected patients was 15% (220 cases). 239 patients died in ICU; the mortality rate was significantly higher in patients developing pneumonia (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-327
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1991

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Critical Illness
Pneumonia
Epidemiology
Intensive Care Units
Italy
Multicenter Studies
Lung
Mortality
Incidence
Infection
Population

Keywords

  • Intensive care unit
  • Mortality
  • Pneumonia
  • Risk factors

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  • Epidemiology

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Epidemiology and risk factors of pneumonia in critically ill patients. / Mosconi, P.; Langer, M.; Cigada, M.; Mandelli, M.

In: European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 07.1991, p. 320-327.

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Mosconi, P. ; Langer, M. ; Cigada, M. ; Mandelli, M. / Epidemiology and risk factors of pneumonia in critically ill patients. In: European Journal of Epidemiology. 1991 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 320-327.
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