Evaluation of the effect of diagnostic methodology on the reported incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia

A Conway Morris, K Kefala, John Simpson, T S Wilkinson, K Everingham, D Kerslake, S Raby, I F Laurenson, D G Swann, T S Walsh

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Abstract

The optimal method for diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is controversial and its effect on reported incidence uncertain. This study aimed to model the impact of using either endotracheal aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage on the reported incidence of pneumonia and then to test effects suggested from theoretical modelling in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-22
Number of pages7
JournalThorax
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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