PNEUMONIA IN ICU PATIENTS AT DAMASCUS HOSPITAL (ALMOUJTAHD HOSPITAL)
Salam Suleiman, Lieth Al Hassan, Mowaffak Alhamad, Mhd. Nezar Alsharif* and Nizar Daher
Objective: This research was done to study patients with Hospital acquired pneumonia who were admitted to the ICU in AlMoujtahd Hospital (Damascus Hospital). Materials and Methods: This study was a retrospective study of the files of the patients who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) AlMoujtahd Hospital (Damascus Hospital) and had pneumonia. This study included all cases from 1/1/2017 to 31/8/2018. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 25.0. Results: The mean age of participants in our study was 62.5 years old. Most of the patients in our study were females (51.4%). Regarding prognosis of the cases in our study, most of the patients were deceased with mortality rate of 92.9%. Intubation was done in 49 patients (70%). Most of the patients who died were smokers (50.8%). Most of the patients who died were intubated (73.8%), while most of the patients who improved were not intubated (80%). 29.2% of the patients who died had kidney failure, while of the patients who improved, 40% did not have any kidney disease, 40% had glomerulonephritis and 20% had kidney failure. Conclusion: This study highlights the need for large-scale epidemiologic research to further understand pneumonia in ICU and its pathology.
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