Interpreting positive cultures of endotracheal aspirates: Factors associated with treatment decisions in ventilated neonates

Florence Murila, Johny Francis, Amy Bland, Surekha Kumbla, Richard Doherty, Arvind Sehgal

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Abstract

Diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia in newborns is challenging because of ease of colonisation, non-specific chest radiograph changes and lack of a consensus definition. The aims of this study were to review treatment decisions in neonates with culture-positive endotracheal aspirate and to assess impact on respiratory outcomes using blinded review of radiological studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728 - 733
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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