Can routine surveillance samples from tracheal aspirate predict bacterial flora in cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia?

@article{Lampati2009CanRS,
  title={Can routine surveillance samples from tracheal aspirate predict bacterial flora in cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia?},
  author={Laura Lampati and Elena Maggioni and Martin Langer and Paolo Malacarne and Roberto Mozzo and Antonio Pesenti and Roberto Fumagalli},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={555-62}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that periodical sampling of the tracheo-bronchial tree in the absence of clinical suspicion of pneumonia is useful to identify bacteria responsible for subsequent late ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). This was a retrospective observational human study carried out in two medical-surgical intensive care units of two different hospitals. From January 1999 to December 2000, 559 patients, who received invasive respiratory support for… CONTINUE READING

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