Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Hematological Malignancies in an ICU

Objective. To determine causative agents of hospitalacquired pneumonia (HAP), their incidence rates, and susceptibility to antimicrobial agents in patients with hematological malignancies in an intensive care unit (ICU). Materials and Methods. Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) specimens obtained from oncohaematologic patients with pneumonia hospitalized to the ICU between December 2009 and December 2010 were retrospectively studied. Results. A total of 142 BAL specimens were obtained from 72 hospitalized patients aged of 19 to 86 years.

Clinical Perspectives of Tigecycline

The emergence and spread of resistance to multiple classes of antimicrobials is a growing threat, especially in microorganisms causing severe nosocomial infections in hospital settings. Tigecycline, the first in a new class of antimicrobials …