Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Mortality for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Middle-Aged, Old, and Very Old Critically Ill Patients


Blot S. , Koulenti D., Dimopoulos G., Martin C., Komnos A., Krueger W. A. , ...More

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.42, no.3, pp.601-609, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000435665.07446.50
  • Title of Journal : CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.601-609
  • Keywords: elderly, geriatric, infection, intensive care, mortality, outcome, pneumonia, risk factors, ESCHERICHIA-COLI PNEUMONIA, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS, ELDERLY-PATIENTS, INTENSIVE-CARE, ATTRIBUTABLE MORTALITY, ORGAN FAILURE, HEALTH-CARE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION, SEPSIS

Abstract

Objective: We investigated the epidemiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia in elderly ICU patients. More precisely, we assessed prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, causative bacterial pathogens, and associated outcomes.