Aerosolized antibiotics in mechanically ventilated patients: delivery and response.

@article{Palmer1998AerosolizedAI,
  title={Aerosolized antibiotics in mechanically ventilated patients: delivery and response.},
  author={Lucy Brown Palmer and Gerald C. Smaldone and Sanford R. Simon and Thomas G O'Riordan and Aldo Cuccia},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={31-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine whether aerosolized antibiotics can be delivered efficiently to the lower respiratory tract in mechanically ventilated patients and to define possible clinical responses to these agents. DESIGN Prospective serial study with cases as their own control. SETTING A 10-bed respiratory care unit for patients with chronic respiratory failure in a tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS Ventilator dependent patients who are otherwise medically stable. All subjects had a… CONTINUE READING