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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/21103


Title: Bacterial Nosocomial Pneumonia in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Authors: Tullu, M. S.
Deshmukh, C. T.
Baveja, S. M.
Keywords: Ventilator-associated pneumonia, Endotracheal tube, Colonisation, Mechanical ventilation, Antibiotic susceptibility
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2000
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Staff Society of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
Citation: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine (ISSN: 0972-2823) Vol 46 Num 1
Abstract: AIMS: To determine the incidence, risk factors, mortality and organisms causing nosocomial pneumonia (NP) in intubated patients in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Materials & Methods: All patients with endotracheal (ET) tube with or without mechanical ventilation (MV) in a PICU of a tertiary care teaching hospital were included in this prospective study. Clinical parameters and investigations were evaluated in patients who developed nosocomial pneumonia (NP). Colonisation of the ET tube tip was studied by culture and the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the isolates was determined. Results: Sixty-nine patients had an ET tube inserted and fifty-nine of these underwent MV. ET tube tip colonisation was seen in 70 out of 88 ET tubes inserted. The incidence of NP in patients with ET tube was 27.54% (7.96/100 days of ET intubation). NP developed only in patients undergoing MV. The main risk factors for developing NP were - duration of MV and duration of stay in the PICU. Age, sex, immunocompromised status and altered sensorium did not increase the risk of NP. The mortality in cases with NP was 47.37%. E. coli and Klebsiella were the commonest organisms isolated from the ET tube tip cultures with maximum susceptibility to amikacin and cefotaxime. Conclusions: NP developed only in patients undergoing MV. Duration of MV and duration of stay in the PICU increased the risk of developing NP.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/21103
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=jp00005
Rights: Copyright 2000 Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. Online full text also at http://www.jpgmonline.com
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