Clinical study of ventilator associated pneumonia in a tertiary care centre

  title={Clinical study of ventilator associated pneumonia in a tertiary care centre},
  author={S. Vedavathy and Sangamesh},
Background:  Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) remains to be the commonest cause of hospital morbidity and mortality in spite of advances in diagnostic techniques and management. VAP refers to bacterial pneumonia developing in patients who have been receiving mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours. It is the commonest complication associated with mechanical ventilation. The objectives were to know the incidence and outcome of VAP in a tertiary care centre at Indira Gandhi Institute of… CONTINUE READING

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