Critical Care - Volume 13, issue 3

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
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1364-8535

Abstract

The demographic shift in the age of most industrialized countries' populations is profoundly impacting all areas of healthcare, perhaps nowhere more so than critical care. As the proportion of elderly patients increases, so to will our consideration for admission of elderly patients to the intens

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 13, no. 3, 2009

Abstract

A randomized trial of diagnostic techniques for ventilator-associated pneumonia. N Engl J Med 2006, 355:2619–2630 [1].

Critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation are at risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia. Current data are conflicting as to the optimal diagnostic

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 13, no. 3, 2009