Community-acquired polymicrobial pneumonia in the intensive care unit: aetiology and prognosis

@inproceedings{Cillniz2011CommunityacquiredPP,
  title={Community-acquired polymicrobial pneumonia in the intensive care unit: aetiology and prognosis},
  author={Catia Cill{\'o}niz and Santiago Ewig and Miquel Ferrer and Eva Polverino and Albert Gabarr{\'u}s and Jorge Puig Puig de La Bellacasa and Josep Maria Mensa and Antoni Torres},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION The frequency and clinical significance of polymicrobial aetiology in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients admitted to the ICU have been poorly studied. The aim of the present study was to describe the prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of severe CAP of polymicrobial aetiology in patients admitted to the ICU. METHODS The prospective observational study included 362 consecutive adult patients with CAP admitted to the ICU within 24 hours of presentation; 196… CONTINUE READING
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