Prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia through analysis of tracheobronchial secretions


  • Elenice Gomes Ferreira Centro Universitário Cesumar
  • André Kimura Centro Universitário Cesumar
  • Danielly Fernandes de Ramos Centro Universitário Cesumar
  • Pascoal Leite de Albuquerque Centro Universitário Cesumar
  • Mateus Dias Antunes Centro Universitário Cesumar
  • Daniel Vicentini de Oliveira Universidade Estadual de Campinas



Physical Therapy Department, Hospital, Intensive Care Units, Nursing.


Objective: to verify the prevalence of pneumonia associated with mechanical ventilation through the collection and analysis of tracheobronchial secretions. Methods: an observational study with 13 male patients. The scale of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation and the Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score were applied after 72 hours of orotracheal hospitalization. Results: an average score of 33 points was observed, that is, these patients presented on average a 75% chance of death. Staphylococcus aureus (23.07%) andKlebsiella pneumoniae (15.38%) were found as the most prevalent microorganisms.Conclusion: the prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia was 25% of the cases and the most prevalent microorganisms were Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.




How to Cite

Ferreira, E. G., Kimura, A., Ramos, D. F. de, Albuquerque, P. L. de, Antunes, M. D., & Oliveira, D. V. de. (2017). Prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia through analysis of tracheobronchial secretions. Rev Rene, 18(1), 114–120.



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