Can Hygienic Measures Prevent Pneumonia?

  • M. L. Moro
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Several sources of infection for pneumonia, both endogenous and exogenous, have been implicated in ventilated patients. Colonized or contaminated hands and/or gloves, inadequately disinfected/sterilized devices, and contaminated water/solutions have all been found to be associated with the contamination of respiratory equipment and subsequent aspiration or inhalation of bacteria into the lower respiratory tract [1]. Most of the available evidence has come from outbreak investigations.


Nosocomial Pneumonia Acinetobacter Calcoaceticus Infect Control Hosp Anaesthetic Equipment Intensive Care Unit Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Moro
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Medicine and Public HealthUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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