Diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia: postmortem studies.

  title={Diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia: postmortem studies.},
  author={Saad Nseir and C. -H. Marquette},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={17 4},
Postmortem human and animal studies provided important insights into the relationship between histology and bacteriology in VAP. According to the results of these studies, VAP is a multifocal and polymicrobial infectious process. The lesions are predominately located in dependent segments of lower lobes. There is no straightforward relationship between the… CONTINUE READING