New parameters for childhood ventilator associated pneumonia diagnosis.

Abstract

PURPOSE Our aim is to determine whether the presence of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (s-TREM-1) of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), serum procalcitonin levels (PCT), and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) have diagnostic value in children with VAP. METHODS All children followed in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.23504

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