Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnostic and Treatment Options
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remain important causes of morbidity and mortality despite advances in antimicrobial therapy, better supportive care modalities, and the use of a wide range of preventive measures (Craven et al. 1986, ATS 1996, Niederman 1996).
KeywordsRespir Crit Nosocomial Pneumonia Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score Endotracheal Aspirate Protected Specimen Brush
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- American Thoracic Society, November 1995 (1996) Hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults: diagnosis, assessment of severity, initial antimicrobial therapy, and preventative strategies. A consensus statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 153:1711–1725.Google Scholar