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Protected telescopic catheter also allows anaerobic bacteria isolation in patients with ventilatory-acquired pneumonia.
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PMID:  16432679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the possibility of isolating anaerobic bacteria using protected telescopic catheter (PTC) in patients with ventilatory-associated pneumonia. DESIGN AND SETTING: A prospective epidemiological study in a 12-bed intensive care unit. PATIENTS: 104 patients with suspected ventilatory-associated pneumonia undergoing PTC for microbiological determination including specific methods for anaerobic bacteria identification (mean age 59.3, range 17-82; SAPS II 44.6+/-17.9). MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: We performed 156 PTC procedures. Of the 14 cases ventilatory-associated pneumonia occurred early in 6 and in 8 late. In 52 samples at least one bacteria was isolated (33.3%). Of the 156 samples 14 yielded with anaerobic bacteria, representing 26.9% of the positive samples and 9% of all the samples. CONCLUSION: Considering the potential pathogenic role of anaerobic bacteria in patients with ventilatory-associated pneumonia, the possibility of isolating these bacteria using PTC and taking into account its easiness and limited side effects should be underlined.
René Robert; Hodanou Nanadoumgar; Delphine Chatellier; Anne Veinstein; Jean-Pierre Frat; Ghislaine Grollier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-09     Completed Date:  2007-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Hôpital Jean Bernard CHU, 86021 Cedex, Poitiers, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bacteria, Anaerobic / isolation & purification*
Cross Infection / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Equipment Contamination
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated / microbiology*
Prospective Studies
Specimen Handling / instrumentation*

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