Pneumonia: incidence, risk factors, and outcome in injured patients.

  title={Pneumonia: incidence, risk factors, and outcome in injured patients.},
  author={Jorge Iv{\'a}n Lizarazo Rodr{\'i}guez and Kevin J. Gibbons and L G Bitzer and Ronald E. Dechert and Steven M. Steinberg and Lewis M. Flint},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={907-12; discussion 912-4}
One hundred thirty (44.2%) of 294 patients hospitalized for trauma and admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit for mechanical ventilation developed hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia. The predominant pathogens isolated were gram-negative enteric bacilli (72%), but there was not an increase in mortality associated with gram-negative pneumonia compared with similar patients without pneumonia. Of the seven admission risk factors univariately associated with the development of acquired… CONTINUE READING
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