Effects of antibiotics on protected specimen brush sampling in ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Prats2002EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of antibiotics on protected specimen brush sampling in ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Enric Prats and Jordi Dorca and M Teresa Pujol and Leticia Garc{\'i}a and Bienvenido Barreiro and Ricard Verdaguer and Francesc Gudiol and Frederic Manresa},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={944-51}
}
The effects of antibiotic treatment on the results of protected specimen brushing (PSB) in ventilator-associated pneumonia were prospectively assessed by performing this procedure before antibiotic treatment, and 12, 24, 48 and 72 h after initiation of antibiotic treatment, in 35 ventilated patients who developed pneumonia during mechanical ventilation. The number of micro-organisms isolated, their concentration (colony-forming units (cfu) mL(-1)), and the number of cases with a positive PSB… CONTINUE READING

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