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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

  • Dina M. Filiberto
  • Martin A. Croce
Chapter

Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a surgical disease. It is responsible for significant morbidity, mortality, resource utilization, and increased hospital costs in our surgical patients. In this chapter, we will focus on risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this scourge in our surgical and trauma intensive care units.

Keywords

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) Antibiotic ICU Ventilation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

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