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  1. Diagnosis of nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients by the blind protected telescoping catheter.

    Article - En anglais


    To demonstrate that blind insertion of the protected telescoping catheter (PTC-NB) through the orotracheal tube can provide reliable pulmonary samples for the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumonia (NP) in ventilated patients.


    We performed a random comparison between the protected telescoping catheter intoduced through a bronchofiberscope (PTC-B) and the PTC-NB to diagnose NP.


    A general intensive care unit of a University Hospital.


    40 consecutive patients on mechanical ventilation and with suspicion of NP.

    The diagnosis of NP was suspected by clinical and chest X-ray findings.

    Measurements and results

    NP was confirmed microbiologically in 26 (65%) patients and maintained in 8 patients by clinical and radiological criteria.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumonie, Infection, Diagnostic, Unité soin intensif, Hôpital, Ventilation artificielle, Brossage, Aveugle, Cathétérisme, Voie respiratoire supérieure, Homme, Espagne, Europe, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Service hospitalier, Réanimation respiratoire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumonia, Infection, Diagnosis, Intensive care unit, Hospital, Artificial ventilation, Brushing, Blind, Catheterization, Upper respiratory tract, Human, Spain, Europe, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Hospital ward, Respiratory intensive care

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    Cote : 94-0060120

    Code Inist : 002B27B02. Création : 199406.