Incidence and Risk Factors for Hospital-acquired Pneumonia After Surgery for Gastric Cancer: Results of Prospective Surveillance

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Postoperative hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is recognized as a major risk associated with surgery. Although upper abdominal surgery is known to have the highest incidence of postoperative HAP, little is known about the risk factors that contribute to HAP after gastric cancer surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-008-9534-8

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