Ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia in intensive care units in Malaysia.

  title={Ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia in intensive care units in Malaysia.},
  author={Supaletchimi Gopal Katherason and Lin Naing and Kamarudin Jaalam and Kamarul Imran Musa and Nik Abdullah Nik Mohamad and Subramaniar Aiyar and Kavita Bhojani and Najah Dato' Seri Hj Harussani and Aisai Abdul Rahman and Asma Ismail},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  volume={3 9},
BACKGROUND The outcome indicator of nosocomial infection (NI) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is used to benchmark the quality of patient care in Malaysia. We conducted a three-year prospective study on the incidences of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), risk factors, and patterns of the microorganisms isolated in three ICUs. METHODOLOGY A follow-up… CONTINUE READING