Ventilator-associated sinusitis: antroscopic findings and bacteriology when excluding contaminants.

@article{Westergren1998VentilatorassociatedSA,
  title={Ventilator-associated sinusitis: antroscopic findings and bacteriology when excluding contaminants.},
  author={V. Westergren and Lars Lundblad and Urban Forsum},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1998},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={574-80}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate maxillary sinus infectious or inflammatory disease in long-term mechanically ventilated patients, using a prospective case series design. The subjects were 33 critically ill patients receiving ventilator treatment for more than 7 days, in the general and neurosurgical intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital. Bilateral antroscopies were performed, and antral secretion and mucosal samples were collected for bacterial culturing. Different… CONTINUE READING