ventilator-associated pneumonia

Ventilatorassociated lower respiratory tract infections: etiology and diagnosis

Objective. To review a literature published over the past 5 years and our own data on the etiology of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), antimicrobial resistance and its relationships between sepsis and choice of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Materials and Methods. National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) criteria were used to diagnose LRTI. A review of the articles regarding LRTI from the Russian and international English language journals published over 6 years was performed.

Nosocomial Pneumonia in Adults: Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Debatable Questions in Terminology, Diagnostics and Empirical Antimicrobial Therapy

The present literature review is devoted to the one of the actual problems in the intensive care units – to the nosocomial pneumonia that is developing during mechanical ventilation (ventilator-associated pneumonia – VAP) in patients with different …