volume 20, issue 1, P12-18 1992
DOI: 10.1007/bf01704886
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Abstract: In a prospective case study we investigated whether the application of barbiturates in artificially ventilated patients with brain oedema has dose-dependent effects on the rate of nosocomial pneumonia. Pneumonia developed within the first seven days of controlled ventilation in patients receiving barbiturates; furthermore, the rate of nosocomial pneumonia was significantly higher in patients receiving barbiturates than in the control group without barbiturates (7.7%; p less than 0.0181); thus a clear dose depe…

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