Evaluation of Non-responding Patients with Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

  • M. Ferrer
  • M. Ioanas
  • A. Torres


Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major challenge in the intensive care unit (ICU), with an incidence varying between 5 and 50% in mechanically ventilated patients [1, 2]. Because of its high mortality rate (around 30%) [3, 4], aggressive evaluation of patients who fail to improve during the first days of treatment is indicated.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Respir Crit Nosocomial Pneumonia 
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