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postgraduate thesis: The characteristics of patients with previous residence in mainland China admitted to the intensive care unit in Hong Kong with community-acquired pneumonia

TitleThe characteristics of patients with previous residence in mainland China admitted to the intensive care unit in Hong Kong with community-acquired pneumonia
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Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ho, C. [何俊明]. (2012). The characteristics of patients with previous residence in mainland China admitted to the intensive care unit in Hong Kong with community-acquired pneumonia. (Unpublished thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractObjectives: To review the characteristics, outcomes, patterns of infection, and predictors of mortality in critically ill patients with community acquired pneumonia from the Mainland China requiring intensive care in Hong Kong Design: Retrospective cohort study Setting: A regional hospital in Hong Kong Patients: Critically ill patients who lived in the Mainland and were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of North District Hospital (NDH) from September 2008 to August 2010 Intervention: None Measurements and Results: Fifty one patients (median age, 50 years) were analyzed. It accounts for 4.1% of our annual ICU admission. The median APACHE II, SOFA, and CURB-65 scores are 24.5, 10.5, and 6 respectively. Most of these patients required mechanical ventilator support (n=42, 84%) in our unit. Pathogenic organisms can be identified in the majority of these patients (n=33, 66%). The most common organism was Streptococcus pneumoniae. Confusion, blood urea level greater than 7 mmol/L, and higher APACHE II / CURB-65 scores are considered as poor prognostic factors. Conclusions: Community acquired pneumonia is a common cause of intensive care admission among patients living in the Mainland with a significant mortality. Better understanding of their characteristics is important.
DescriptionThesis (P. Dip.)--University of Hong Kong, 2012.
"This work is submitted to the Department of Microbiology, the University of Hong Kong in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (PDipID) 2010-2012."
Includes bibliographical references.
DegreePostgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
SubjectCommunity-acquired pneumonia -- China -- Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramMicrobiology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173739

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, Chun-mingen_HK
dc.contributor.author何俊明zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T02:50:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T02:50:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHo, C. [何俊明]. (2012). The characteristics of patients with previous residence in mainland China admitted to the intensive care unit in Hong Kong with community-acquired pneumonia. (Unpublished thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173739-
dc.descriptionThesis (P. Dip.)--University of Hong Kong, 2012.en_US
dc.description"This work is submitted to the Department of Microbiology, the University of Hong Kong in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (PDipID) 2010-2012."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To review the characteristics, outcomes, patterns of infection, and predictors of mortality in critically ill patients with community acquired pneumonia from the Mainland China requiring intensive care in Hong Kong Design: Retrospective cohort study Setting: A regional hospital in Hong Kong Patients: Critically ill patients who lived in the Mainland and were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of North District Hospital (NDH) from September 2008 to August 2010 Intervention: None Measurements and Results: Fifty one patients (median age, 50 years) were analyzed. It accounts for 4.1% of our annual ICU admission. The median APACHE II, SOFA, and CURB-65 scores are 24.5, 10.5, and 6 respectively. Most of these patients required mechanical ventilator support (n=42, 84%) in our unit. Pathogenic organisms can be identified in the majority of these patients (n=33, 66%). The most common organism was Streptococcus pneumoniae. Confusion, blood urea level greater than 7 mmol/L, and higher APACHE II / CURB-65 scores are considered as poor prognostic factors. Conclusions: Community acquired pneumonia is a common cause of intensive care admission among patients living in the Mainland with a significant mortality. Better understanding of their characteristics is important.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunity-acquired pneumonia -- China -- Hong Kong.en_US
dc.titleThe characteristics of patients with previous residence in mainland China admitted to the intensive care unit in Hong Kong with community-acquired pneumoniaen_HK
dc.typePG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4832055en_US
dc.description.thesisnamePostgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelPostgraduate diplomaen_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineMicrobiologyen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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