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Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

  • Richard G. Wunderink
Part of the Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases book series (CCID, volume 4)

Abstract

Nearly two decades have past since the beginning of research on the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Despite significant increases in our understanding of the pathogenesis of VAP and the operating characteristics of various diagnostic methods, the primary goal of this research into diagnosis - improved treatment and prevention strategies - remains in its infancy. Rather than the well-designed, critically reviewed studies now being performed in VAP diagnosis (1,2), the majority of data regarding treatment of VAP continues to come from pharmaceutical industry sponsored trials, designed only to show equivalence to already marketed drugs.

Keywords

Respir Crit Nosocomial Pneumonia Quantitative Culture Inappropriate Therapy Protected Specimen Brush 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard G. Wunderink
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Department, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare FoundationUniversity of TennesseeMemphisUSA

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