Reproducibility of quantitative cultures of endotracheal aspirates from mechanically ventilated patients.

@article{Bergmans1997ReproducibilityOQ,
  title={Reproducibility of quantitative cultures of endotracheal aspirates from mechanically ventilated patients.},
  author={D C Bergmans and Marc Bonten and Peter W de Leeuw and Ellen E. Stobberingh},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={796-8}
}
Ventilator-associated pneumonia is frequently diagnosed with quantitative cultures of samples obtained by bronchoscopic techniques, a method associated with high costs and potential adverse effects. Quantitative cultures of endotracheal aspirates are easier and cheaper to obtain, and good correlations between the results of this method and those of bronchoscopic methods have been reported. However, the reproducibility of quantitative cultures of endotracheal aspirates has never been determined… CONTINUE READING

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