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Diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Do we need surrogate parameters?*

Torres, Antoni MD, PhD; Bassi, Gianluigi Li MD, PhD; Ferrer, Miquel MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31826566a1

Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

*See also p. 3154.

Dr. Torres has board membership with Astellas and is a consultant for Bayer. The remaining authors have not disclosed any potential conflicts of interest.

Insitut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)- University of Barcelona (UB)- Supported, in part, by 2009 SGR 911, Ciber de Enfermedades Respiratorias (Ciberes CB06/06/0028), Pneumonia Corporate Research Program (CRP). The Ciberes is an iniciative of the ISCIII. SGR: Support to research groups of Catalunya.

© 2012 by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins