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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