Bacterial etiology and mortality rate in community-acquired pneumonia, healthcare-associated pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia in Thai university hospital

Link to article at PubMed

Sci Rep. 2022 May 30;12(1):9004. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-12904-z.


Pneumonia is caused by infection at the pulmonary parenchyma which constitutes a crucial risk factor for morbidity and mortality. We aimed to determine the mortality rate and its risk factors as well as etiology among inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). A hospital-based retrospective cohort study was conducted in a university hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand. A total of 250 inpatients with pneumonia was included in the present study. The inhospital mortality rate was 1.25 (95% CI 0.99-1.56) per 100 person-days. The present study reported that overall pneumonia caused by gram-negative pathogens accounted for 60.5%. P. aeruginosa was a frequent gram-negative pathogen among these participants, especially among patients with HCAP and HAP. Adjusted hazard ratio (AHR) of inhospital mortality among patients with HAP was 1.75 (95% CI 1.01-3.03) times that of those among patients with CAP, while AHR for 28-day mortality among patients with HAP compared with those with CAP was 2.81 (95% CI 1.38-5.75). Individual risks factors including cardiomyopathy, active-smoker and insulin use were potential risk factors for mortality. Initial qSOFA and acid-based disturbance should be assessed to improve proper management and outcomes.

PMID:35637232 | PMC:PMC9150030 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-022-12904-z

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *