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Clin Perinatol. 2010 Sep;37(3):629-43. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2010.05.003.

Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonates.

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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, St Joseph Hospital, Glendale, 5000 West Chamber, Milwaukee, WI 53210, USA. jsgarland@hotmail.com

Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the leading causes of preventable morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units. This review examines the epidemiology and pathogenesis of VAP in neonates as well as the dilemmas faced by caregivers to diagnose and prevent VAP.

PMID:
20813275
DOI:
10.1016/j.clp.2010.05.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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