Surveillance culture utility and safety using low-volume blind bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Robert J.Boots, Gael E. Phillips, Narelle George and Joan L. Faoagali (2008) Surveillance culture utility and safety using low-volume blind bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Respirology, 13 1: 87-96. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2007.01211.x


Author Robert J.Boots
Gael E. Phillips
Narelle George
Joan L. Faoagali
Title Surveillance culture utility and safety using low-volume blind bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia
Journal name Respirology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-1843
1323-7799
Publication date 2008-01-09
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2007.01211.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 87
End page 96
Total pages 10
Editor Philip J Thompson
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
920109 Infectious Diseases
110310 Intensive Care
Abstract Background and objectives: Surveillance cultures may improve the prediction of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and empirical antibiotic selection. This study examined the utility and patient safety of blind, non-protected, low-volume mini-bronchial lavage (BM-BAL) surveillance cultures in predicting VAP.
Keyword non-directed BAL
survelliance culture
Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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