Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Tracheal Aspirate Fluid from Mechanically Ventilated Preterm Infants

@inproceedings{Mourani2011MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Tracheal Aspirate Fluid from Mechanically Ventilated Preterm Infants},
  author={Peter M. Mourani and J. Kirk Harris and Marci K Sontag and Charles E. Robertson and Steven H Abman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Despite strong evidence linking infections to the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), limitations of bacterial culture methods have precluded systematic studies of airway organisms relative to disease outcomes. Application of molecular bacterial identification strategies may provide new insight into the role of bacterial acquisition in the airways of preterm infants at risk for BPD. METHODS Serial (within 72 hours, 7, 14, and 21 days of life) tracheal aspirate samples… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS