Variability in Diagnosis and Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Neurocritical Care Patients.

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BACKGROUND Clinical approach to ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) varies widely among physicians despite training and validated criteria. METHODS Prospective observational study of all mechanically ventilated patients with suspected VAP over 18 months in an academic NCCU. Patients meeting VAP criteria by a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12028-015-0109-x

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