Ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonates, infants and children

  title={Ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonates, infants and children},
  author={Mohammad Hassan Aelami and Mojtaba Lotfi and Walter Zingg},
  journal={Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control},
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is relatively common in mechanically-ventilated children, but there is a wide variation in reported VAP rates, depending on settings and geographical regions. Surveillance definitions in children are challenging. Although these are provided by the German nosocomial infection surveillance system and an independent Dutch group, the combination of clinical and radiologic signs leaves room for interpretation. Of note, the United States Centers for Disease… CONTINUE READING