Ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonatal patients: an update.

  title={Ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonatal patients: an update.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Cernada and Mar{\'i}a Brugada and Sergio G. Golombek and M{\'a}ximo Vento},
  volume={105 2},
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious complication related to mechanical ventilation in the neonatal period. However, lack of a specific definition and difficulties obtaining noncontaminated samples of the lower respiratory airway render microbiological diagnosis and etiological treatment extremely difficult. Thus far, only few studies have approached VAP using accepted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria and reliable sampling techniques. In recent years, however… CONTINUE READING