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What is the name of the type of pneumonia caused by immobility in hospital?
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Hypostatic
Hypostatic pneumonia usually occurs when the patient is not mobile enough to expand the lung by deep breathing so that the atelectatic or collapsed lung segments can develop into pneumonia.

In brief: Hypostatic
Hypostatic pneumonia usually occurs when the patient is not mobile enough to expand the lung by deep breathing so that the atelectatic or collapsed lung segments can develop into pneumonia.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Nosocomial pneumonia
Pneumonia associated with a stay in the hospital ( hospital acquired pneumonia is also called nosocomial pneumonia.
Lack of secretion clearance is one of the causes, and a number of factors contributes to it, including immobility. There is an increasing recognition that it is crucial to mobilize patients, even very ill patients in the intensive care unit, to lower the risk of this complication.

In brief: Nosocomial pneumonia
Pneumonia associated with a stay in the hospital ( hospital acquired pneumonia is also called nosocomial pneumonia.
Lack of secretion clearance is one of the causes, and a number of factors contributes to it, including immobility. There is an increasing recognition that it is crucial to mobilize patients, even very ill patients in the intensive care unit, to lower the risk of this complication.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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