Diagnosis of nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients by the blind protected telescoping catheter.
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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Code Inist : 002B27B02. Création : 199406.