Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients on the Liver Transplant Waiting List
Transplantation Proceedings, 05/04/2012
Cheng 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.