Effect from multiple episodes of inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia on morbidity and mortality among critically ill trauma patients

Eric W. Mueller, Scott D. Hanes, Martin Croce, G Christopher Wood, Bradley Boucher, Timothy C. Fabian

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Abstract

Empiric antibiotic therapy is routinely initiated for patients with presumed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The impact of inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy (IEAT) may vary among critically ill populations. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the effect of IEAT on the outcome for adult trauma patients with VAP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-101
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Critical Illness
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
Retrospective Studies
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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