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Clinical Impact of Sputum Culture in Critically Ill Patients With Non-Ventilator-Associated Nosocomial Pneumonia

Nobuhiro Ariyoshi, MD; Josef Lassan, MD; Gehan Devendra
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John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):227A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.240
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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.

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