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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 193516, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/193516
Research Article

Acinetobacter baumannii Infection in Prior ICU Bed Occupants Is an Independent Risk Factor for Subsequent Cases of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

1Department of Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital of Larisa and School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41000 Larisa, Greece
2Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of Larisa and School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41000 Larisa, Greece
3Department of Critical Care Medicine, General Hospital of Serres, 62100 Serres, Greece

Received 27 February 2014; Revised 10 June 2014; Accepted 17 June 2014; Published 2 July 2014

Academic Editor: Manel Luján

Copyright © 2014 Eirini Tsakiridou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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