Interpreting positive cultures of endotracheal aspirates: factors associated with treatment decisions in ventilated neonates.

@article{Murila2011InterpretingPC,
  title={Interpreting positive cultures of endotracheal aspirates: factors associated with treatment decisions in ventilated neonates.},
  author={Florence Murila and Johny Vakayil Francis and Amy E Bland and Surekha Kumbla and Richard Doherty and Arvind Sehgal},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={728-33}
}
AIMS Diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia in newborns is challenging because of ease of colonisation, non-specific chest radiograph changes and lack of a consensus definition. The aims of this study were to review treatment decisions in neonates with culture-positive endotracheal aspirate and to assess impact on respiratory outcomes using blinded review of radiological studies. METHODS Charts from all very low birthweight neonates ventilated for >48 h and with positive culture were… CONTINUE READING