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Ventilator-associated pneumonia

Best practice, Journal article
Abstract: 
Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most common nosocomial infection. Mortality rates, morbidity, and costs are all increased in the patient with VAP, and every measure should thus be taken to prevent its development. There are several clearly defined risk factors for VAP, and awareness of these can facilitate early diagnosis and hence treatment. In this article, we discuss the risk factors, strategies for prevention, approaches to diagnosis and management plan for the patient with VAP.
Authors: 
Vincent JL. Journal of Hospital Infection Vol 57Issue 4August 2004 pages 272-280
Category: 
Clinical description
Control
Investigation
Management
Prevention
Treatment