Risk factors for pneumonia and fatality in patients receiving continuous mechanical ventilation.

@article{Craven1986RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for pneumonia and fatality in patients receiving continuous mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Donald E. Craven and L M Kunches and V Kilinsky and Dr. Alexander Lichtenberg and Barry J. Make and W R Mccabe},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1986},
  volume={133 5},
  pages={792-6}
}
We studied risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia and fatality in 233 intensive care unit patients requiring continuous mechanical ventilation. Ventilator-associated pneumonia was diagnosed in 49 (21%) of the 233 patients. Of the 8 risk factors univariately associated with the development of pneumonia, only the presence of an intracranial pressure monitor (p less than 0.002), treatment with cimetidine (p less than 0.01), hospitalization during fall-winter seasons (p less than 0.04), and… CONTINUE READING