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Infective complications in patients with lung cancer

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Author(s): Rančić Milan | Ristić Lidija | Stanković Ivana

Journal: Medicinski Pregled
ISSN 0025-8105

Volume: 63;
Issue: 9-10;
Start page: 643;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Lung Neoplasms | Infection + complications | Body Temperature Changes | Gram-Positive Bacteria | Gram-Negative Bacteria | Trachea + pathology | Bronchi + pathology

ABSTRACT
Introduction. This study was aimed at analyzing the site, kind and type of infection which develop in patients having lung cancer at hospital treatment. Material and methods. Clinical data of the patients hospitalized for lung cancer were analyzed at the Clinic for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis in Knez Selo in the period from January 2002 till December 2007. A great number of patients (1296-75.9%) had non-small cell lung cancer. In 1708 patients with lung cancer, 773 febrile episodes were recorded, i.e. 687 states of infections. Results. Most of the infections were recorded in the tracheobronchial tree (60.9%). The infection was confirmed microbiologically in 38% of infectious states. Predominant Gram positive pathogens were Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus, but among Gram negative pathogens there were Escherichia coli and Haemophilus influenzae. Discussion. A significantly better therapy response to antibiotics was found in the group of patients where microbiological agents were isolated (p
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