Nosocomial pneumonia in ventilated patients: a cohort study evaluating attributable mortality and hospital stay.

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PURPOSE Although nosocomial pneumonia is a common problem in intubated and ventilated patients, previous studies have not clearly demonstrated that nosocomial pneumonia actually results in increased mortality or prolongs hospitalization of these patients. In an attempt to answer these questions, we have performed a cohort study in which patients who… (More)

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