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VAP patients stratified by age.

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posted on 2014-02-27, 03:53 authored by Marios Arvanitis, Theodora Anagnostou, Themistoklis K. Kourkoumpetis, Panayiotis D. Ziakas, Athanasios Desalermos, Eleftherios Mylonakis

ARDS: Acute respiratory distress syndrome; ICU: intensive care unit; IQR: interquartile range; LOS: length of stay; MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MV: mechanical ventilation; SAPS II: simplified acute physiology score II; VAP: ventilator associated pneumonia.

*Results shown are percentages of the 167 patients for whom a microbiological diagnosis of VAP was successful.

**Results shown are percentages of the 147 patients for whom data on antimicrobial sensitivities were available.