Ventilator-associated pneumonia: a review.

  title={Ventilator-associated pneumonia: a review.},
  author={Noyal Mariya Joseph and Sujatha Sistla and Tarun Kumar Dutta and Ashok Shankar Rao Badhe and Subhash Chandra Parija},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={21 5},
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent intensive-care-unit (ICU)-acquired infection, with an incidence ranging from 6 to 52% [1,2,3,4]. Several studies have shown that critically ill patients are at high risk for getting such nosocomial infections [3,4]. VAP continues to be a major cause of morbidity, mortality and increased financial burden in ICUs [5,6,7,8]. Over the years there has been a significant advance in our understanding of ventilator associated pneumonia. This… CONTINUE READING


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