Antibiotic resistance in nosocomial respiratory infections

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Abstract

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
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Pathogens
Microbial Drug Resistance
Cross Infection
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Epidemiology
Morbidity
Mortality
Infection
Population
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • 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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Antibiotic resistance in nosocomial respiratory infections. / Denys, Gerald A.; Relich, Ryan F.

In: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 2, 06.2014, p. 257-270.

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