JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.10, no.6, pp.567-574, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
vitamin D deficiency, nutrition, ventilator-associated pneumonia, infection, Acinetobacter baumanii, mortality, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D, D DEFICIENCY, PROCALCITONIN KINETICS, ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA, SOFA SCORE, INFECTIONS, SEPSIS, PROGNOSIS
Introduction: Vitamin D plays a role in host defense and is known to be associated with mortality in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to evaluate the relationships between vitamin D levels and predictors of mortality in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (XDR A. baumanii).