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MUNIVE, Abraham Alí; ORTIZ RUIZ, Guillermo  and  DUENAS CASTELL, Carmelo. Colombian Consensus on Nosocomial Pneumonia 2013. Infect. [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.1, pp.6-18. ISSN 0123-9392.

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) and Nosocomial Pneumonia (NP), defined as those lung infections acquired during mechanical ventilation, are common entities in intensive care units. They are associated with high morbidity and complicate the course of at least 8% to 28% of patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV). The incidence of pneumonia is significantly higher in intensive care units (ICU) than in other hospital services and the risk is 3-10 times higher in patients with endotracheal intubation. Unlike other nosocomial infections with mortality ranging between 4% and 7%, mortality from pneumonia acquired in the 48 hours after intubation amounts to an attributable mortality of 27.1%, with an RR of 5.0.

Keywords : Cross Infection; Pneumonia; Pneumonia; Ventilator-Associated.

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