Synopsis: A study of a 3-day course of antibiotics in patients with prolonged respiratory failure following open heart surgery to prevent or delay ventilator-associated infections.
Source: Bouza E, Perez Granda MJ, Hortal J, et al. Pre-emptive broad-spectrum treatment for ventilator-associated pneumonia in high risk patients. Intensive Care Med. 2013;39;1547-1555.