Pulmonary infection in the brain injured patient.

Abstract

Incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in brain injury patient ranges from 28 to 40 %. Brain injury may induce immunosuppression explaining why neurotraumapatients are at higher risk of developing early onset pneumonia. However, occurrence of pneumonia in brain injury patient has not been associated to higher mortality. Many methods such as… (More)

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