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Pneumonia in ventilated patients. Severe Gram negative infections; the impact on mortality and its prevention

  • D. F. Zandstra
  • H. K. F. van Saene
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Abstract

The critically ill patient treated in the ICU is characterised by failure of one or more vital organ systems. The severity of the underlying disease in combination with the intensive monitoring and treatment (i.e. mechanical ventilation, etc.), however, often results in major infectious complications. The two main infections associated with increased mortality are: pneumonia and septicaemia.

Keywords

Surveillance Culture Multiple Trauma Patient Selective Decontamination Negative Infection Abnormal Flora 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Zandstra
    • 1
  • H. K. F. van Saene
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care MedicineOnze Lieve Vrouwe GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medical MicrobiologyRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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