AiM  Vol.4 No.9 , July 2014
Monitoring of Respiratory Infections in the Intensive Area of Respiratory System Disease

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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