Ventilator-associated pneumonia in a paediatric intensive care unit in a developing country with high HIV prevalence.


AIM To obtain preliminary prevalence, aetiological and outcome data on South African paediatric patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS Non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens taken between January 2004 and September 2005 were prospectively recorded and related clinical data were retrospectively reviewed. VAP was… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01437.x


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