Direct testing of bronchoalveolar lavages from ventilator-associated pneumonia patients.

@article{Boyer2012DirectTO,
  title={Direct testing of bronchoalveolar lavages from ventilator-associated pneumonia patients.},
  author={Alexandre Boyer and Jose A. Medrano and Fatima Mzali and Claude-Charles Balick-Weber and Emilie Bess{\`e}de and Walter Picard and Benjamin Clouzeau and C{\'e}cile Marie B{\'e}bear and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Vargas and Gilles Hilbert and Anne Marie Rogues and Didier Gruson},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={107-10}
}
In line with a rapid de-escalation of empirical antimicrobial therapy, this study assessed the validity of an E-test-based direct specimen testing method on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples from ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) patients. E-test strips were directly applied onto Mueller-Hinton agar plates seeded with BAL samples and read after 24 h… CONTINUE READING