Nosocomial bacterial pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus infected subjects: Incidence, risk factors and outcome

M. Tumbarello, E. Tacconelli, K. de Gaetano Donati, S. Bertagnolio, M. Cataldo, T. Pirronti, F. Ardito, R. Cauda

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Abstract

The presented study examined the incidence, risk factors and outcome of nosocomial bacterial pneumonia (NBP) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected subjects. Forty-two cases of NBP were ascertained by a 5-yr prospective surveillance and were matched to 84 controls. NBP incidence was 10.8 per 10,000 hospital patient-days. In particular, the incidence of NBP was 13.9 per 10,000 patient-days in the period 1994-1996 and 5.6 per 10,000 patient-days in the period 1997-1998 (p=0.01). By using regression analysis, predictors for developing NBP were an increasing value of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III score (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-640
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Acquired immune
  • Deficiency syndrome
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Nosocomial bacterial pneumonia
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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