SESSION TITLE: Critical Care in the ICU
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster Discussion
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical impact of the timing of sputum culture collection in non-ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of adult patients with non-ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia in a medical ICU at a tertiary academic medical center from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014. Patients were followed for sputum sample collection for a maximum of 3 days (72 hours). Analysis method used was logistic regression model. Results were expressed as odds ratios with 95% confidence interval.