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Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the ICU

 Dr Yehia Khater
Description: Breakdown of hospital-acquired pneumonia/intensive care unit (HAP/ICU) and HAP/ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAP remains most frequent nosocomial infection in ICU. It accounts for up to 47% of all infective episodes. Complicates course of 7-41% of patients on MV. Increases duration of MV and morbidity rates of 5% to 65%. Increases health care costs (6.3 b euro /year). Ventilation Strategies, Immunological Treatments, Fluid and Nutritional management are examined.
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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Evidence for Prevention
Dr Yehia Khater
Professor of Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care g Cairo University President Egyptian Society of Anaesthesiologists President Pan Arab Federation of Arab Societies of Anaesthesiologists yhkhater@hotmail.com
Yehia Khater

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