Detection and Characterization of Lower Respiratory Infections in Critically Ill Patients
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This study is a prospective observation study for lower respiratory tract infections in medical intensive care unit. Microbiologic and clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with severe pneumonia in medical intensive care unit will be monitored and analyzed.
Condition or disease
All patients admitting medical ICU will be monitored for pneumonia. Both community-acquired (including health-care associated pneumonia) and hospital-acquired pneumonia will be included. Collecting data will include patient demographic characteristics, clinical features, microbiological characteristics including molecular work, and outcome.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients admitting or admitted in medical ICU with pneumonia
Patients admitting medical ICU with pneumonia
Medical ICU admitted patients who is developed new pneumonia
Patients already treated more than 48 hours for pneumonia in transferring hospital and no causative organism is isolated