Nosocomial pneumonia: state of the science.

  title={Nosocomial pneumonia: state of the science.},
  author={Scott A. Flanders and Harold R. Collard and Sanjay Saint},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={34 2},
Nosocomial pneumonia is the leading cause of mortality due to hospital-acquired infections. A thorough understanding of the most recent developments in evaluating and managing nosocomial pneumonia is critical for infection control professionals and hospital epidemiologists, given the incidence and cost of this important patient safety problem. We review the evidence on pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of both ventilator-associated and nonventilator-associated pneumonia. Key… CONTINUE READING


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