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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 371-374
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.044


Microbiological Corroboration for Diagnosis of VAP (Ventilator Associated Pneumonia) by Quantitative Culture of Endotracheal Aspirate (QEA) in ICU Patients in a Tertiary Hospital, South India
V. Jayashree*, Karthika Jayakumar and S. Parvathi
Department of Microbiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Microbiology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk, not only due to their critical illness but also from secondary processes such as nosocomial infections. Pneumonia is known to be the most common nosocomial infection among patients in ICUs. Rates of pneumonia are considerably higher among hospitalized patients, and the risk of developing pneumonia is 3-10 folds higher in ventilated patients. In critical care settings, within hours of endotracheal intubation, the upper respiratory tract is colonized by potential pulmonary pathogens. Thus, if an organism is cultured or seen on Gram’s stain, one does not know, if it is the cause for pneumonia or simply colonization. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) increases the crude mortality rate by 2-10 times, and the hospital costs by increasing the length of stay and the need for more expensive antibiotics.


Keywords: VAP, ICU, Endotracheal aspirate, Quantitative culture,CPIS score.
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Jayashree, V.,  Karthika Jayakumar and Parvathi, S. 2016.  Microbiological Corroboration for Diagnosis of VAP (Ventilator Associated Pneumonia) by Quantitative Culture of Endotracheal Aspirate (QEA) in ICU Patients in a Tertiary Hospital, South IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 371-374. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.044