Medidas farmacológicas para la prevención de la neumonía asociada a la ventilación mecánica

Ulldemolins, Marta, Restrepo, Marcos I. and Rello, Jordi (2011) Medidas farmacológicas para la prevención de la neumonía asociada a la ventilación mecánica. Medicina Clinica, 136 1: 21-25. doi:10.1016/j.medcli.2009.10.012

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Ulldemolins, Marta
Restrepo, Marcos I.
Rello, Jordi
Title Medidas farmacológicas para la prevención de la neumonía asociada a la ventilación mecánica
Translated title Pharmacologic measures for the prevention of mechanical ventilation-associated pneumonia
Language of Title spa
Journal name Medicina Clinica   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name Clinical Medicine
Language of Journal Name spa
ISSN 0025-7753
1578-8989
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.medcli.2009.10.012
Volume 136
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 25
Total pages 5
Place of publication Barcelona, Spain
Publisher Elsevier Doyma
Collection year 2012
Language spa
Formatted abstract
Ventilator associated pneumonia is the principal infectious complication in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and represents the main infectious cause of morbidity and mortality. Its diagnosis and management is complex. Consequently, its prevention becomes a cornerstone in daily clinical practice. Daily interruption of sedation, oral and digestive decontamination, prophylactic administration of systemic and/or inhaled antibiotics, glycemic control, stress ulcer prophylaxis, transfusion policy and timing and adequacy of antibiotic treatment are the main suggested pharmacologic interventions.

The aim of this review is to critically describe the principal pharmacologic interventions for the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia, focusing on the degree of the evidence and the appropriateness for daily clinical practice.
Keyword Nosocomial infection
Intensive care unit
Infection prevention
Antibiotics
Mechanical ventilation
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 17 December 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Non HERDC
ERA White List Items
School of Public Health Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 2 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 27 Feb 2011, 10:04:55 EST