Risk factors for treatment failure in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy

@inproceedings{Gursel2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for treatment failure in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy},
  author={Gul Gursel and M. Fatih Aydogdu and E. Ozyilmaz and T{\"u}rkan Nadir Oziş},
  booktitle={Journal of critical care},
  year={2007}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate modifiable risk factors and predictors for treatment failure (TF) in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational cohort study performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) of a University hospital. Eighty-nine patients with VAP were enrolled in the study consecutively. Treatment failure was defined as lack of clinical and microbiological response to therapy… CONTINUE READING
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