Among the pneumonia cases, the most common type of pneumonia was hospital-acquired pneumonia
(44%), followed by aspiration pneumonia (41%).
Basic nursing care to prevent nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia
in adults: diagnosis, assessment of severity, initial antimicrobial therapy, and preventive strategies.
Every additional patient per RN per shift was associated with a 7% increase in relative risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia
, a 53% increase in pulmonary failure, a 45% increase in unplanned extubation, and a 17% increase in medical complications.
She died three weeks later of what doctors said was hospital-acquired pneumonia
She said nurses showed "resentment, indifference and even contempt" towards Owen Roberts, 73, before he died of hospital-acquired pneumonia
Pneumonia was traditionally classified as either community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) or hospital-acquired pneumonia
(HAP), but in 2005 the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) introduced the concept of healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP).
A recent study found a 15% reduction in the probability of hospital-acquired pneumonia
after chest trauma if patients received hydrocortisone therapy (JAMA 2011;305:1242-3).
Alter admission, Pamela developed hospital-acquired pneumonia
, an infection in her blood stream that may have been the product of a perforated intestine, and anemia.
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is significantly more common than hospital-acquired pneumonia
(HAP), with an estimated 4 million to 5 million cases per year.
The novel and interesting thing from this study is that these findings are consistent with the emerging theme linking oral bacteria (and therefore, potentially, the oral microbiome) to pneumonia risk in many different clinical settings - not only hospital-acquired pneumonia
and ventilator-associated pneumonia, but now potentially .