Michael Klompas

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Ventilator-associated pneumonia

What are the key principles of preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia? Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is caused by aspiration of pathogens from the aerodigestive tract into the lungs. Prevention of VAP therefore depends upon mitigating the risk of aspiration with pathogenic organisms. The key principles of prevention can be divided into the following categories: Limit the development, selection,…

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