Multiplex PCR of Endotracheal Aspirate for the Detection of Pathogens in Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

@inproceedings{Song2008MultiplexPO,
  title={Multiplex PCR of Endotracheal Aspirate for the Detection of Pathogens in Ventilator Associated Pneumonia},
  author={Ju Han Song and Soon Chul Myung and Song Ho Choi and Eun Ju Jeon and Hyung Gu Kang and Hye Min Lee and Sung Keun Cho and Jae Chol Choi and Jong Wook Shin and In Won Park and Byoung Whui Choi and Jae Yeol Kim},
  year={2008}
}
Background: Early identification of pathogens can improve the prognosis of patients with ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). In the present study, we evaluated the feasibility of performing multiplex PCR for endotracheal aspirates to detect three important pathogens (P. aeruginosa, K. pneumoniae and MRSA) in patients with VAP. Methods: The endotracheal aspirates of 24 patients were collected within 24 hours of the diagnosis of VAP for performing multiplex PCR. Forward and reverse primers… CONTINUE READING

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