451: Epidemiology of late bacterial pneumonia in a prospective cohort of lung transplant recipients (LTRs)

@inproceedings{Raza2007451EO,
  title={451: Epidemiology of late bacterial pneumonia in a prospective cohort of lung transplant recipients (LTRs)},
  author={Kashif Raza and Sean M. Studer and David L Paterson and Mar{\'i}a Crespo and Diana L. Pakstis and Magalie E. Carey and Adrianna Zeevi and Joseph Pilewski and K Mccurry and Shahid Husain},
  year={2007}
}
Purpose: LTRs experience a higher risk of graft infection compared to other solid organ transplant recipients. However, the epidemiology and outcome of late onset bacterial pneumonia in this population has not been prospectively studied. Methods and Materials: We collected infection data affecting all LTRs at our institution from 2002 until present (n 222). All infectious episodes were prospectively identified using standardized criteria. Late onset pneumonia was defined as pneumonia occurring… CONTINUE READING