AiM  Vol.4 No.9 , July 2014
Monitoring of Respiratory Infections in the Intensive Area of Respiratory System Disease
Abstract: Respiratory infections are the most frequent nosocomial infections after those urinaries and surgicals. We analysed respiratory infection incidences in patients treated with different kinds of respiratory assistance (non-invasive ventilation and invasive mechanical ventilation trough tracheostomy), studying 640 patients recovering in the intensive area of respiratory disease from 2010 to 2013. We had 113 cases of respiratory infections: 42.5% in patients of non-invasive ventilation group and 57.5% of patients treated with invasive ventilation with a statistically significant difference between the two groups. The patients treated with non-invasive ventilation showed a lower incidence of nosocomial respiratory infections. Prevention guidelines are important to reduce nosocomial infections frequency.
Cite this paper: Ricciardiello, F. , Cardone, M. , Fiorentino, G. , Mesolella, M. , Oliva, F. , Pianese, A. and Leone, C. (2014) Monitoring of Respiratory Infections in the Intensive Area of Respiratory System Disease. Advances in Microbiology, 4, 560-566. doi: 10.4236/aim.2014.49062.

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