Antibiotic resistance in nosocomial respiratory infections

Gerald A. Denys, Ryan F. Relich

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Nosocomial respiratory infections are the most common acquired infections in patients with severe underlying conditions and are responsible for high morbidity and mortality in this patient population. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens are associated with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This article describes the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of HAP and VAP associated with antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-270
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Health care-associated infections
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • Multidrug resistant pathogens
  • Nosocomial
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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