Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients on the Liver Transplant Waiting List
Transplantation Proceedings, 05/04/2012Cheng CH et al.
Underlying liver disease and lobar focal consolidations were risks factors for ventilator–associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients with prolonged intubation. Patients with prolonged intubation have a dismal prognosis even without VAP. The clinical outcomes of patients with versus without VAP were similar. However, early liver transplantation improves the chance to rescue patients before development of VAP.
MDLinx connects healthcare professionals and patients to tomorrow's important medical news, while providing the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and medical research solutions.