Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

  • Anthony W. GrayJr.


Nosocomial pneumonia is the second most common nosocomial infection hospital-wide (1), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common nosocomial infection acquired by patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). VAP accounts for nearly one-third of all nosocomial ICU infections (2). Additionally, VAP carries the highest case/fatality ratio of any of the nosocomial infections (3,4).


Respir Crit Nosocomial Pneumonia Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis Selective Digestive Decontamination Selective Decontamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony W. GrayJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Lahey Clinic Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA

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