Incidence and risk factors of pneumonia acquired in intensive care units. Results from a multicenter prospective study on 996 patients. European Cooperative Group on Nosocomial Pneumonia.

@article{Chevret1993IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors of pneumonia acquired in intensive care units. Results from a multicenter prospective study on 996 patients. European Cooperative Group on Nosocomial Pneumonia.},
  author={Sylvie Chevret and Michael Hemmer and Jean M. Carlet and Martin Langer},
  journal={Intensive care medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={256-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of pneumonia acquired in the intensive care unit (ICU), and to define risk factors for developing such an event. DESIGN European prospective survey, in which all patients admitted to the participating ICU from January, 17 to 23, 1990, were followed until ICU discharge. SETTING 107 general ICUs from 18 countries. PATIENTS Of 1078 admitted to the ICUs, 996 patients without pneumonia at admission were studied. MEASUREMENTS Pneumonia was diagnosed by the… CONTINUE READING

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