Risk factors for early-onset, ventilator-associated pneumonia in critical care patients: selected multiresistant versus nonresistant bacteria.

Akca O. , Koltka K. , Uzel S., Cakar N. , Pembeci K. , Sayan M., ...Daha Fazla

Anesthesiology, cilt.93, ss.638-45, 2000 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the leading nosocomial infection in critically ill patients. The frequency of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria has increased in recent years, and these pathogens cause most of the deaths attributable to pneumonia The authors, therefore, evaluated factors associated with selected multidrug-resistant ventilator-associated pneumonia in critical care patients.