A study of ventilator-associated pneumonia: Incidence, outcome, risk factors and measures to be taken for prevention

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Hina Gadani ; Arun Vyas ; Akhya Kumar Kar (2010)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, volume 54, issue 6, pages 535-540 (issn: 0019-5049, eissn: 0976-2817)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3016574, doi: 10.4103/0019-5049.72643
  • Subject: Clinical Investigation | mechanical ventilation | Anesthesiology | ventilator-associated pneumonia | Intensive care unit | RD78.3-87.3
    mesheuropmc: respiratory tract diseases | bacterial infections and mycoses

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major cause of hospital morbidity and mortality despite recent advances in diagnosis and accuracy of management. However, as taught in medical science, prevention is better than cure is probably more appropriate as concerned to... View more
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