Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated pneumonia: the role of endotracheal aspirate surveillance cultures.

@article{Yang2009MultidrugresistantPA,
  title={Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated pneumonia: the role of endotracheal aspirate surveillance cultures.},
  author={Katherine Yang and Hanjing Zhuo and B. Joseph Guglielmo and Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={28-35}
}
BACKGROUND Inappropriate antibacterial treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens is associated with increased mortality. Endotracheal aspirate (ETA) surveillance cultures potentially identify MDR pathogens, particularly MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa, resulting in improved selection of therapy in patients who subsequently develop VAP. OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of ETA surveillance cultures in the identification of MDR P. aeruginosa in… CONTINUE READING

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