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Nosocomial Pneumonia: More Than Just Ventilator-Associated.
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PMID:  11384557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We reviewed literature published from 1995 through 2000 on developments in ventilator-associated pneumonia. There is no gold standard with which to compare the accuracy of various invasive procedures performed for diagnosis. Moreover, leaders in the field are calling for an outcomes-based analysis to assess the utility of invasive procedures. Two things are clear: 1) adequate empiric therapy is beneficial, and 2) changes in therapy based on recovery of pathogens by invasive means do not affect outcome. Clinicians are urged to review local antimicrobial resistance patterns and to initiate empiric therapy on the basis of those data.
Authors:
Joseph R. Lentino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current infectious disease reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1534-3146     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Infect Dis Rep     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-May-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888983     Medline TA:  Curr Infect Dis Rep     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  266-273     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Section of Infectious Diseases, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital, Fifth Avenue at Roosevelt Road, Hines, IL 60141-5000, USA. joseph.lentino@med.va.gov
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