Invasive and Non-Invasive Diagnostic Approaches for Microbiological Diagnosis of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Otavio T. Ranzani; Tarek Senussi; Francesco Idone; Adrian Ceccato; Gianluigi Li Bassi; Miquel Ferrer; Antoni Torres

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Crit Care. 2019;23(51) 

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Conclusion

In summary, our study raises the point that a comprehensive approach might be undertaken for microbiological diagnosis in critically ill nonventilated HAP. Sputum determined one third of microbiological diagnosis in HAP patients who were not subsequently intubated. Invasive methods were associated with higher rates of microbiological diagnosis; however, this might be replicated in other populations and through a randomized, well-designed, controlled trial.

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