Ventilator-associated pneumonia in a tertiary paediatric intensive care unit: a 1-year prospective observational study.


OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence, risk factors and impact of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in a mixed tertiary paediatric intensive care unit. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS Patients in the intensive care unit who were mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours were assessed daily, according to criteria for a diagnosis… (More)


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