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Table 4 Interventions and complications in patients with nosocomial and ventilator associated pneumonia

From: Nosocomial and ventilator-associated pneumonia in a community hospital intensive care unit: a retrospective review and analysis

Need for mechanical ventilation: 36 patients
Need for tracheostomy during hospitalization: 16 patients
Chronic tracheostomy prior to admission: 2 patients
Requirement for surgery including chest tube, thoracotomy/decortication: 15 patients
Stenotrophomomas 7
Acinetobacter 3
Pseudomonas 8
MRSA 3
Others 4
Septic shock: 23 patients
Required drotrecogin alfa: 4 patients
Average SAPS II score: 39