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Ventilator-Associated Pneumnia (VAP)
Dreyfuss D, K Djedaini, I Gros, L Mier, G Le Bourdelles, Y Cohen, P Estagnasie, F Coste, and Y Boussougant. Mechanical ventilation with heated humidifiers or heat and moisture exchangers: effects on patient colonization and incidence of nosocomial pneumonia Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 1995 151: 986-992
Fagon, JY, Chastre, J, Hance, AJ, et al (1993) Nosocomial pneumonia in ventilated patients: a cohort study evaluating attributable mortality and hospital stay. Am J Med 94,281-288
Fink JB, SA Krause, L Barrett, D Schaaff, and CG Alex. Extending ventilator circuit change interval beyond 2 days reduces the likelihood of ventilator-associated pneumonia Chest 1998 113: 405-411.
George DL, PS Falk, RG Wunderink, KV Leeper, Jr., GU Meduri, EL Steere, CE Corbett, CG Mayhall. Epidemiology of Ventilator-acquired Pneumonia Based on Protected Bronchoscopic Sampling Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 1998 158: 1839-1847.
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Kollef MH, B Von Harz, D Prentice, SD Shapiro, P Silver, R St. John, and E Trovillion. Patient transport from intensive care increases the risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia Chest 1997 112: 765-773.
Kollef, MH. Critical Concepts: the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, (review article) NEJM 1999, 340(8). Full text (subscription or per copy)


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