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Adult bacteremic pneumonia: bacteriology and prognostic factors.
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PMID:  1362112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bacteremic pneumonia is a highly specified subgroup of pneumonia that is potentially life-threatening. In order to find out the prognostic factors in this subgroup of pneumonia, we conducted a 40-month retrospective analysis of 70 cases in our hospital. The male to female ratio was 54:16. Forty-one cases were community-acquired bacteremic pneumonia (CABP), and 29 cases were nosocomial bacteremic pneumonia (NBP). Both CABP and NBP were predominated by gram-negative bacteria. Klebsiella pneumoniae was the most common microorganism isolated in both CABP and NBP. The overall mortality was 62.9% (44/70). There was no significant difference in the mortality between CABP (61.0%) and NBP (65.5%). After univariate analysis of all possible prognostic factors, 10 variables were found to have significantly poor prognostic values. They were: 1) the presence of septic shock; 2) the use of ventilatory support; 3) the presence of radiologic spread; 4) treatment in an intensive care unit; 5) male gender; 6) the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome; 7) Klebsiella bacteremic pneumonia in patients with an alcohol habit; 8) patients with ultimately fatal underlying diseases; 9) an initial AaDO2 > 200 mmHg; and 10) an initial arterial pH < 7.25.
C W Chen; G M Jong; J J Shiau; T R Hsiue; H Y Chang; Y C Chuang; C R Chen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0929-6646     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Formos. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-09     Completed Date:  1993-02-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214933     Medline TA:  J Formos Med Assoc     Country:  HONG KONG    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  754-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / microbiology,  mortality*
Sepsis / microbiology,  mortality*

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