Ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Heininger2002VentilatorassociatedP,
  title={Ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Alexandra Heininger and W. Krueger and Gerd Doring and Klaus E. Unertl},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          153-9
        }
}
Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most serious infectious complication in critically ill patients, associated with increased length of intensive care unit treatment and high mortality rates. Investigations focused on outcome variables have improved the database to estimate diagnostic and therapeutic management strategies. This knowledge has diminished the importance of the discussion on how to diagnose the pneumonia. This review summarizes recent data on epidemiology and mortality, risk… CONTINUE READING
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