Incidence and clinical outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia in liver transplant and non-liver transplant surgical patients.

@article{Pellegrino2008IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and clinical outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia in liver transplant and non-liver transplant surgical patients.},
  author={Candice Pellegrino and Mauro Codeluppi and S Assenza and Stefania Cocchi and Fabrizio di Benedetto and Massimo Girardis},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1986-8}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and clinical outcome among patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) admitted to our surgical intensive care unit (ICU). Patients with an ICU stay longer than 4 days who had undergone surgery within 48 hours of admission were included in the study. Patients were subdivided into a liver transplant group (OLT) and no-liver transplant group (noLT). Diagnosis of VAP was based on… CONTINUE READING