Clinical characteristics and treatment patterns among patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Respiration, Artificial

abstract

  • Treatment patterns for VAP vary widely from institution to institution, and the overall mortality rate remains unacceptably high. The deescalation of therapy in VAP patients appears to be associated with a reduction in mortality, which is an association that warrants further clinical study.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.129.5.1210

PubMed ID

  • 16685011

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1210

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 129

number

  • 5