Search Tag: ventilator associated pneumonia

ICU Management

Infection-in-ecmo-patients

2023 08 Nov

The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has risen significantly as a rescue therapy for respiratory issues, including those caused by viral infections. Patients on ECMO frequently experience complications like thrombotic events and major bleeding, which are considered ECMO-related issues. However, infections are typically attributed to...Read more

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Gram-stain-guided-antibiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-vap

2022 19 Apr

The increase of multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms in ICUs is a well-recognised threat. Due to a lack of development of new pharmaceutical agents, there are now only a few antibiotics that are effective against these organisms. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also highlighted the need to develop a global action plan to address antimicrobial...Read more

ICU Management

Seven-days-antibiotics-ok-for-hap-vap-new-guidelines

2016 19 Jul

New clinical practice guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS)   advise shorter antibiotics courses for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) - seven or fewer days of antibiotics, in a change from previous recommendations. The guidelines recommend...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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Bioinformatics-tool-improves-pneumonia-diagnosis

2014 27 Sep

Researchers at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., have developed a new method for more accurate and rapid identification of bacterial pathogens in patients with pulmonary infections. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of samples from the sputum of intubated patients, as described in their recently published paper in the Journal of...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...Read more