Spectrum of practice in the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumonia in patients requiring mechanical ventilation in European intensive care units

@article{Koulenti2009SpectrumOP,
  title={Spectrum of practice in the diagnosis of nosocomial pneumonia in patients requiring mechanical ventilation in European intensive care units},
  author={Despoina Koulenti and Thiago Lisboa and Christian Brun-Buisson and Wolfgang A. Krueger and Antonio Macor and Jordi Sol{\'e}-Viol{\'a}n and Emili D{\'i}az and Arzu Topeli and J Dewaele and A. Carneiro and Ignacio Mart{\'i}n-Loeches and Apostolos Armaganidis and Jordi Rello},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={2360-2369}
}
Objectives:Information on clinical practice regarding the diagnosis of pneumonia in European intensive care units is limited. The aim of this study was to describe the spectrum of actual diagnostic practices in a large sample of European intensive care units. Design:Prospective, observational, multicenter study. Setting:Twenty-seven intensive care units of nine European countries. Patients:Consecutive patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation for an admission diagnosis of pneumonia or… 
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