Previous endotracheal aspirate allows guiding the initial treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia

@article{Jung2008PreviousEA,
  title={Previous endotracheal aspirate allows guiding the initial treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia},
  author={Boris Jung and Mustapha Sebbane and G{\'e}rald Chanques and Patricia Courouble and Daniel Verzilli and Pierre-François Perrigault and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Jean-Pierre and J. -J. Eledjam and Samir Jaber},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={35},
  pages={101-107}
}
Any delay in adequate antibiotic treatment compromises the outcome of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the diagnosis and optimal treatment of VAP remain a challenge for intensivists. We assessed the potential impact of using results of routine weekly endotracheal aspirate (EA) cultures to guide initial antibiotic treatment for VAP. Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in a medical–surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital. We studied 113 VAP… CONTINUE READING
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