Mortality due to ventilator-associated pneumonia or colonization with Pseudomonas or Acinetobacter species: assessment by quantitative culture of samples obtained by a protected specimen brush.

@article{Fagon1996MortalityDT,
  title={Mortality due to ventilator-associated pneumonia or colonization with Pseudomonas or Acinetobacter species: assessment by quantitative culture of samples obtained by a protected specimen brush.},
  author={J Y Fagon and Jean Chastre and Yves Domart and J L Trouillet and Claude Gibert},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={538-42}
}
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to multiresistant pathogens is associated with a high death rate. We analyzed the relationship between VAP due to Pseudomonas or Acinetobacter species and death by comparing the outcomes for patients colonized with these pathogens (bacterial counts of < 10(3) cfu/mL) with those for patients with pneumonia due to these pathogens (bacterial counts of > or = 10(3) cfu/mL). Samples were obtained systematically with a protected specimen brush when pneumonia… CONTINUE READING