Review paper

Ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults: a narrative review

Volume: 46, Issue: 5, Pages: 888 - 906
Published: Mar 10, 2020
Abstract
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most frequent ICU-acquired infections. Reported incidences vary widely from 5 to 40% depending on the setting and diagnostic criteria. VAP is associated with prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU stay. The estimated attributable mortality of VAP is around 10%, with higher mortality rates in surgical ICU patients and in patients with mid-range severity scores at admission....
Paper Details
Title
Ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults: a narrative review
Published Date
Mar 10, 2020
Volume
46
Issue
5
Pages
888 - 906
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