Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients on the Liver Transplant Waiting List

Transplantation Proceedings, 04/17/2012

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.

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