Ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated children: comparison of different diagnostic methods

@inproceedings{Gauvin2003VentilatorassociatedPI,
  title={Ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated children: comparison of different diagnostic methods},
  author={France Gauvin and Cl{\'e}ment Dassa and M Cha{\"i}bou and François Proulx and C A Farrell and Jacques R Lacroix},
  booktitle={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2003}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare different methods for diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated children. DESIGN Prospective epidemiologic study. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary care university hospital. PATIENTS All consecutive pediatric intensive care unit patients <18 yrs of age with suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia. INTERVENTIONS For all patients, the following diagnostic methods were compared: 1) clinical data using Centers for Disease Control… CONTINUE READING