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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25298325/diagnostic-accuracy-of-pulmonary-host-inflammatory-mediators-in-the-exclusion-of-ventilator-acquired-pneumonia
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Thomas P Hellyer, Andrew Conway Morris, Daniel F McAuley, Timothy S Walsh, Niall H Anderson, Suveer Singh, Paul Dark, Alistair I Roy, Simon V Baudouin, Stephen E Wright, Gavin D Perkins, Kallirroi Kefala, Melinda Jeffels, Ronan McMullan, Cecilia M O'Kane, Craig Spencer, Shondipon Laha, Nicole Robin, Savita Gossain, Kate Gould, Marie-Hélène Ruchaud-Sparagano, Jonathan Scott, Emma M Browne, James G MacFarlane, Sarah Wiscombe, John D Widdrington, Ian Dimmick, Ian F Laurenson, Frans Nauwelaers, A John Simpson
BACKGROUND: Excessive use of empirical antibiotics is common in critically ill patients. Rapid biomarker-based exclusion of infection may improve antibiotic stewardship in ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP). However, successful validation of the usefulness of potential markers in this setting is exceptionally rare. OBJECTIVES: We sought to validate the capacity for specific host inflammatory mediators to exclude pneumonia in patients with suspected VAP. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, validation study of patients with suspected VAP was conducted in 12 intensive care units...
January 2015: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22941698/what-you-call-it-does-matter-new-definitions-of-ards-and-vap
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Cindy L Munro, Richard H Savel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2012: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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