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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000 Apr;21(4):271-3.

The incidence and risk factors of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a Riyadh hospital.

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King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

We report the incidence of, and risk factors for, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital. Of the 202 patients studied, 41 (25.2%) had VAP. The incidence density was 16.8/1,000 person-days of ventilation. Variables significantly associated with VAP were serious injury from motor-vehicle accident, enteral feeding, and length of ventilation. The avoidance of unnecessary enteral nutrition could help to reduce VAP.

PMID:
10782591
DOI:
10.1086/501758
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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