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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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PARRA NIGANEZ, Patricia Indhira; MARISCAL QUENTA, Gregorio; RODRIGUEZ VARGAS, Alfredo  and  ZAMORA, Adalid. Risk factors for ventilator associated pneumonia in Children's Hospital "Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría ". Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2013, vol.52, n.2, pp.63-66. ISSN 1024-0675.

Objective: Risk factors for ventilator associated pneumonia in Children's Hospital of La Paz. Metodology: Cohort study of 32 mechanically ventilated children in pediatric intensive care unit between July and November of 2012. Results: 28% was ventilator-associated pneumonia. Risk factors identified were: reintubation (RR 3,82), mechanical ventilation for more than five days (RR: 9.7), frequent changes of corrugated devices (RR de 20,44) and frequent endotracheal tube aspiration (RR: 17.60). Conclusion: Risk factors identified should be monitored in the intensive care unit of the Children's Hospital of La Paz.

Keywords : ventilator associated pneumonia; nosocomial infections; pediatric intensive care.

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