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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles

REVIEW ARTICLE

Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Keywords : Aspiration, Intubation, Mechanical ventilation, Ventilator-associated pneumonia

Citation Information : Ventilator-associated Pneumonia. Res Inno in Anesth 2019; 4 (2):55-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0075

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent intensivecare unit (ICU)-acquired infection for patients on mechanical ventilators. There are no goal standards for VAP diagnosis and this makes it the leading cause of death in critically ill patients. The prediction of its outcome is important in the decision-making process and management. This article reviews the various aspects of VAP such as definition, risk factors, etiological agents, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with emphasis on the recent advances.


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