Diagnosis And Management Of Stroke-Associated Pneumonia: A Mixed-Methods Study

Zawiah, Mohammed Hussein Ali Hussein (2023) Diagnosis And Management Of Stroke-Associated Pneumonia: A Mixed-Methods Study. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is a complication that commonly occurs within the first week of an acute stroke and is associated with prolonged hospitalization and increased mortality. Diagnosing and treating SAP is challenging due to the lack of gold-standard criteria. Researchers have investigated both antibiotics and non-antibiotic preventive medications for SAP. However, antibiotics have been found to be ineffective in preventing SAP, and the effectiveness of non-antibiotic drugs is still controversial. Additionally, predictive biomarkers have also been studied, but their performance has been inconsistent.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica > RS1-441 Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Farmasi (School of Pharmacy) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Aizat Asmawi Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 05 May 2024 04:27
Last Modified: 05 May 2024 04:27
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/60540

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