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VAP is the most frequent hospital-acquired infection in intensive care units. Depending on the diagnostic criteria used, its incidence ranges from 5% to 67%. The risk of acquiring VAP is 3% per day during the first 5 days on mechanical ventilation, and it is decreased to 1% per day for the following days.
VAP is suspected when subject shows high grade fever, increase in leukocyte count, change in color of sputum and tachypnea. It's a leading cause of mortality in 15- 65% of the cases.
Serial chest x-ray for diagnosis and follow up, done at time of diagnosis, after 5 days and after 10 days. Chest radiography is consistently carried out after LUS , LUS is done every other day, measuring the largest area of consolidation according to the intercostal space and direction of the probe . Chest radiography is read by two physicians.
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-18T20:09:24-0400
This study evaluates the respective values and combined CPIS (Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), tracheal aspiration and pulmonary ultrasonography (LUS - Lu...
This is a multicentre, multinational, prospective observational investigation on ICU critically ill patients affected by nosocomial pneumonia, defined as: Out of ICU Hospital-acquired Pneu...
The study evaluates whether lung ultrasound monitoring could lead to earlier detection of ventilator associated pneumonia and influence outcome. Half of the participants will be diagnosed ...
The study has been conducted to measure the clinical outcome of early intervention with colistin inhalation in patients with ventilator associated pneumonia suspected to have multidrug res...
the management of Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacilli (GNB) represent a real therapeutic dilemma in intensive care unit (ICU). C...
Point prevalence studies identify that pneumonia is the most common healthcare associated infection. However, non-ventilator associated healthcare associated pneumonia (NV-HAP) is both underreported a...
Ventilator-associated events (VAE), using objective diagnostic criteria, are the preferred quality indicator for patients requiring mechanical ventilation (MV) for greater than 48 hours. We aim to ide...
Introduction: Nowadays anti-microbial therapy of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by is one of the most topical issue as a consequence of widespread multiresistant strains of causative agent and...
The US Food and Drug Administration solicited evidence-based recommendations to improve guidance for studies of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP) and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumon...
The objective here is to define the extent and possible reasons for geographic variation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa associated with Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP).
Serious INFLAMMATION of the LUNG in patients who required the use of PULMONARY VENTILATOR. It is usually caused by cross bacterial infections in hospitals (NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS).
Lung damage that is caused by the adverse effects of PULMONARY VENTILATOR usage. The high frequency and tidal volumes produced by a mechanical ventilator can cause alveolar disruption and PULMONARY EDEMA.
The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.
Pneumonia caused by infection with bacteria of the family RICKETTSIACEAE.
Pneumonia due to aspiration or inhalation of various oily or fatty substances.
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