Nosocomial pneumonia: the importance of a de-escalating strategy for antibiotic treatment of pneumonia in the ICU.


Nosocomial pneumonia is the second most frequent nosocomial infection and represents the leading cause of death from infections that are acquired in the hospital. In the last decade, a large body of data has accumulated that points to the substantial impact of inadequate antibiotic treatment as a major risk factor for infection-attributed mortality in… (More)