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ICU Management

Study: Preventing Ventilator-Associated Events

2017 28 May

Nearly 800,000 hospital patients undergo mechanical ventilation in the U.S. each year due to different illnesses such as stroke, brain injury or pneumonia. Going on a ventilator can often be the difference between life and death for some patients. While a ventilator does provide assistance in breathing, it is also associated with certain risks that... Read more

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Does VAE Surveillance Miss VAP Cases?

2016 01 Nov

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting consistency between ventilator-associated events and ventilator-associated pneumonia found that VAE surveillance was not accurate at detecting cases of traditional VAP in ICUs. The study is published in Critical Care . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Controversies in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Diagnosis

2016 27 Sep

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a ‏major complication of mechanical ‏ventilation and represents the most ‏common reason for antibiotic prescription in ‏ventilated patients. Incidence ranges from 1.2 ‏to 8.5 cases per 1000 ventilator days or 9 to ‏27% cases per mechanically ventilated patient; ‏attributable mortality rates vary between 0% ‏and 70%... Read more