Novel Preventive Strategies for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

  • A. Coppadoro
  • E. A. Bittner
  • L. Berra
Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (AUICEM, volume 2012)


Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a complication of mechanical ventilation and is defined as the occurrence of pneumonia in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours. Clinical suspicion of VAP arises when new infiltrates are present on chest x-ray, and at least one of the following is present: Fever, leukocytosis, or purulent tracheo-bronchial secretions.


Respir Crit Semirecumbent Position Subglottic Secretion Subglottic Secretion Drainage Kinetic Therapy 
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  • A. Coppadoro
  • E. A. Bittner
  • L. Berra

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