Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

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Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) continues to be one of the greatest challenges to critical care practitioners and one of the greatest threats to the survival of our patients. The choice of this topic for an issue of the PERSPECTIVES IN CRITICAL CARE INFECTIOUS DISEASES Series is therefore quite appropriate.
Despite its importance, many areas of the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia remain controversial. We therefore are pleased to include contributions from experts and investigators offering different perspectives on some of these controversial areas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 179 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 16.76mm | 1,030g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XIII, 179 p.
  • 0792374444
  • 9780792374442

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface; R.G. Wunderink, J. Rello. 1. Diagnosis of Pneumonia; J.-Y. Fagon, J. Chastre. 2. Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; One American's Perspective; M.S. Niederman. 3. Prevention of Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients; J. Valles. 4. Is Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Cost Effective?; M.H. Kollef. 5. Role of the Oropharynx and Digestive Tract in the Pathogenesis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; C.A. van Nieuwenhoven, M.J.M. Bonte. 6. Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; European Perspective; J. Sole-Violan, F.R. de Castro. 7. Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; North American Perspective; R.G. Wunderink. 8. Resistant Pathogens: Emergence and Control in ICU Patients; J. Chastre. 9. Resistant Pathogens: Emergence and Control; P. Winokur, et al. 10. Mortality and Morbidity of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: The Controversy; J. Carlet, et al. Index.
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