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1. This type of therapy is developed keeping the most likely cause of the infection in mind. The exact type of organism remains undetermined.
2. A. HAP is a lower respiratory tract infection that develops in hospitalized patients >48 hours after admission (excluding incubating community acquired infections). HAP is expensive to treat and increases the length of stay by a week. Mortality is often 30% to 50%. It is the second most common nosocomial infection.
B. VAP is ventilator-associated pneumonia. It is associated with artificial airways and mechanical ventilation. Aspiration and inoculation, as well as host defenses, play a role in VAP.
3. A. This is the second most frequent nosocomial infection in the United States, accounting for 15% to 18% of all nosocomial infections. There are 250,000 cases per year.
B. $40,000 per case (7-9 day stay)
C. 30% to 70% overall and 33% to 50% directly
4. A. ICU patients
B. Bone marrow transplant recipients
5. A Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB)
B. Histoplasmosis
C. Cryptococcus
D. Coccidioidomycosis (also Q fever, legionellosis)
6. A. Narcotic use
B. Alcohol intoxication
C. Prior stroke


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