Risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with severe traumatic brain injury in a Serbian trauma centre.

@article{Jovanovic2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with severe traumatic brain injury in a Serbian trauma centre.},
  author={Bojan M Jovanovic and Zoka Milan and Ljiljana Markovi{\'c}-Deni{\'c} and Olivera Djuric and Kristina Radinovic and Krstina Doklesti{\'c} and Jelena V Velickovi{\'c} and Nenad Ivan{\vc}evi{\'c} and Pavle D Gregori{\'c} and Milena Pandurovic and Djordje Bajec and Vesna Bumba{\vs}irevi{\'c}},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={46-51}
}
INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were (1) to assess the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), (2) to identify risk factors for developing VAP, and (3) to assess the prevalence of the pathogens responsible. PATIENTS AND METHODS The following data were collected prospectively from patients admitted to a 24-bed intensive care unit (ICU) during 2013/14: the mechanism of injury, trauma distribution by system, the Acute Physiology and… CONTINUE READING