Differences in distribution and drug sensitivity of pathogens in lower respiratory tract infections between general wards and RICU.

@article{He2014DifferencesID,
  title={Differences in distribution and drug sensitivity of pathogens in lower respiratory tract infections between general wards and RICU.},
  author={Ruoxi He and Bailing Luo and Chengping Hu and Ying Li and Ruichao Niu},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={1403-10}
}
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are common among patients in hospitals worldwide, especially in patients over the age of 60. This study investigates the differences in distribution and drug sensitivity of pathogens in LRTIs. METHODS The clinical and laboratory data of 4,762 LRTI patients in the general ward and respiratory intensive care unit (RICU) of Xiangya Hospital (Changsha) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS The infection rate of Gram-negative bacteria was… CONTINUE READING

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