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Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Conditions: A Randomized Controlled Trial With Subglottic Secretion Suctioning

Damas, Pierre; Frippiat, Frédéric; Ancion, Arnaud; Canivet, Jean-Luc; Lambermont, Bernard; Layios, Nathalie; Massion, Paul; Morimont, Philippe; Nys, Monique; Piret, Sonia; Lancellotti, Patrizio; Wiesen, Patricia; D’orio, Vincent; Samalea, Nicolas; Ledoux, Didier

doi: 10.1097/01.SA.0000480627.77248.5d
Critical Care
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Surv Anesthesiol 2016;60(2):51–53

The implementation of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) bundles in intensive care units (ICUs) has led to a reduction in VAP rate, but the discrepancy between VAP rates in ICUs in the United States and Europe merits further investigation. Focusing on ventilator-associated events involving quantitative evidence of deteriorating respiration (worsening oxygenation) has been proposed to obtain fast and reliable surveillance definitions of VAP.

Departments of *General Intensive Care, †Medicine, and ‡Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of Liege, Liège, Belgium.

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