Comparing Outcomes of HIV versus Non-HIV Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation
Clinical Medicine & Research, 05/17/2012
Pathak V et al. – HIV–infected patients requiring MV have significantly higher mortality and Ventilator–associated pneumonia rates than HIV–negative patients. Since Ventilator–associated pneumonia is associated with a poor prognosis, discovering ways to prevent it in the HIV–infected patient may improve outcome.