Search Tag: VAP

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Treating Complications from Abdominal Surgery

2016 30 May

Case Report Using Nonbronchoscopic BAL Use of the HALYARD* Mini-BAL Sampling Catheter proved invaluable in the case of a patient experiencing complications from abdominal surgery. Dr. Roberto Oggioni has been director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at S. Giovanni di Dio Hospital since 2012, and wrote up the case with colleague... Read more

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Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

2016 17 May

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that will be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco on 17 May.Previous research has shown that a better nurse work environment and a closed ICU doctor staffing... Read more

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VAP: Old Definitions like Old Wine May Be Best?

2016 08 Mar

A single centre retrospective study that evaluated the accuracy in high-risk trauma patients of the infection-related ventilator-associated complications (IVAC) algorithm for detecting ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) found that it failed to detect nearly three-quarters of patients with VAP. The study is published in Respiratory Care. Following... Read more

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Can Bathing with Chlorhexidine Reduce VAP?

2015 25 May

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most important nosocomial infection in intensive care units (ICUs). Measures have been taken to prevent morbidity of VAP, such as semi-recumbent body position, hand hygiene, and daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). However, results of previous studies on the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine... Read more

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Kimberly-Clark Introduces New Subglottic Suction Endotracheal Tube

2014 23 Apr

Kimberly-Clark has launched its new KimVent MICROCUFF Subglottic Suctioning Endotracheal Tube (ETT) specifically designed to prevent microaspiration and provide more effective protection against cross-contamination for both patients and healthcare professionals. The MICROCUFF Subglottic ETT offers more effective subglottic suctioning through its unique... Read more

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Oral Hygiene Paramount in Fight Against VAP

2014 24 Feb

Oral hygiene has become a standard procedure in the fight against ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in today’s hospitals. Intersurgical is introducing an extended range of oral care products to meet the increasing diversified needs of the practitioners. OroCare Aspire is a new toothbrush with suction-only properties. This brush closes the gap between... Read more

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Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

2014 21 Feb

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).With the aims of quantifying and characterising unjustified antimicrobial use for VAP as well as identifying risk factors associated with the... Read more

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ICU Volume 13 - Issue 4 - Winter 2013/2014

2013 25 Dec

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ESICM 2013: Use of Statin Does Not Improve Survival in Adults With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

2013 11 Oct

Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased day-28 mortality among intensive care unit patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Observational studies have reported that statins improve outcomes of various infections. Ventilator-associated... Read more

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Multidisciplinary Initiative Reduces Airway Infection in Pediatric Intensive Care Patients

2013 18 Jun

An initiative that combines a multidisciplinary health care approach with a range of preventive measures could cut the rate of a common airway infection among children in intensive care by more than half, a new study suggests. The research, led by a team at Nationwide Children's Hospital, appears in the June issue of the journal Pediatric Critical... Read more


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