Pneumonia in residents of long-term care facilities: epidemiology, etiology, management, and prevention.

@article{Muder1998PneumoniaIR,
  title={Pneumonia in residents of long-term care facilities: epidemiology, etiology, management, and prevention.},
  author={Robert R. Muder},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={319-30}
}
Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among patients in long-term care facilities; the median reported incidence is 1 per 1,000 patient-days. Risk factors include functional dependency, chronic pulmonary disease, and conditions causing aspiration. The frequency of etiologic agents varies widely among reports; for example; Streptococcus pneumoniae ranges from 0% to 39% of cases, and gram negative bacilli ranges from 0% to 51% of reported cases. Viral respiratory infections… CONTINUE READING

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