Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia



When a patient on ventilatory support develops new shadows in the chest X-ray along with fever and leukocytosis after 48 h of intubation, it is suggestive of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This occurs in 9–27% of intubated patients. The risk increases with the duration of mechanical ventilation.


Nosocomial Pneumonia Empiric Antibiotic Therapy National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score Endotracheal Aspirate 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Critical Care & Emergency MedicineBL Kapur Memorial HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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