Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia / Edition 1

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia / Edition 1

by Richard D. Wunderink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792374444

ISBN-13: 9780792374442

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: Springer US

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) continues to be one of the great est challenges to critical care practitioners and one of the greatest threats to the survival of our patients. The choice of this topic for an issue of the PERSPECTIVES IN CRITICAL CARE INFECTIOUS DISEASES Seri es is therefore quite appropriate. Despite its importance, many areas of the

Overview

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) continues to be one of the great est challenges to critical care practitioners and one of the greatest threats to the survival of our patients. The choice of this topic for an issue of the PERSPECTIVES IN CRITICAL CARE INFECTIOUS DISEASES Seri es is therefore quite appropriate. Despite its importance, many areas of the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia remain controvers ial. We therefore are pleased to include contributions from experts an d investigators offering different perspectives on some of these contr oversial areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792374442
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases Series, #4
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface; R.G. Wunderink, J. Rello. 1. Diagnosis of Pneumonia; J.-Y. Fagon, J. Chastre. 2. Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; One American's Perspective; M.S. Niederman. 3. Prevention of Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients; J. Vallés. 4. Is Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Cost Effective?; M.H. Kollef. 5. Role of the Oropharynx and Digestive Tract in the Pathogenesis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; C.A. van Nieuwenhoven, M.J.M. Bonte. 6. Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; European Perspective; J. Solé-Violán, F.R. de Castro. 7. Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; North American Perspective; R.G. Wunderink. 8. Resistant Pathogens: Emergence and Control in ICU Patients; J. Chastre. 9. Resistant Pathogens: Emergence and Control; P. Winokur, et al. 10. Mortality and Morbidity of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: The Controversy; J. Carlet, et al. Index.

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