Treatment guidelines and outcomes of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Torres2010TreatmentGA,
  title={Treatment guidelines and outcomes of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Antoni Torres and Miquel Ferrer and Joan Ram{\'o}n Badia},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 Suppl 1},
  pages={S48-53}
}
Hospital-acquired pneumonia is the second most frequent nosocomial infection and the first in terms of morbidity, mortality, and cost. In recent years, international societies and, most recently, the American Thoracic Society jointly with the Infectious Disease Society of America, have developed guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia, health care-associated pneumonia, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. These guidelines include recommendations for risk stratification… CONTINUE READING
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