Risk factors for early onset pneumonia in trauma patients.

  title={Risk factors for early onset pneumonia in trauma patients.},
  author={Massimo Antonelli and Maria Luisa Moro and Oreste Capelli and Roberto Alberto De Blasi and Robin D'Errico and G iuseppe Conti and M. Bufi and Alessandro Gasparetto},
  volume={105 1},
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for early onset pneumonia (EOP) in trauma patients, in order to seek possible intervention strategies. STUDY POPULATION Participants included 124 consecutive trauma patients admitted to a general intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital from December 1990 to February 1992 inclusive. DATA COLLECTION The following data were prospectively collected for each patient: demographics, severity of trauma according to the… CONTINUE READING
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