Prevention of descending pneumonia in rts with perflubron-delivered tobramycin.

  title={Prevention of descending pneumonia in rts with perflubron-delivered tobramycin.},
  author={Eric W. Dickson and Gary V. Doern and Leo Trevino and Michelle Mazzoni and Stephen O. Heard},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={10 10},
OBJECTIVES Patients undergoing emergent endotracheal intubation are at increased risk for developing pneumonia. Although numerous strategies have been investigated to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), the incidence of VAP and its associated mortality remains high. This investigation tested the hypothesis that LiquiVent (Alliance Pharmaceutical, San Diego, CA-LV) delivered antibiotics (via spray-dried microspheres-SDM) would improve survival in a rat model of descending gram-negative… CONTINUE READING


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