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Table 2 Characteristics of infections causing VAP during the sustained period of “getting to zero” VAP prevention program

From: A program for sustained improvement in preventing ventilator associated pneumonia in an intensive care setting

N Year Age Gender Diagnostic MV time (days) Respiratory specimen Pathogen Clinical outcome
1 2009 85 Male DLOC/Hyponatremia 16 Tracheal aspirate P.aeruginosa Death
2 2009 65 Female Hypereosinophilia/ Myelopathy 5 BAL + Tracheal aspirate Acinetobacter baumannii Death
3 2009 20 Male Correction of GERD 19 Tracheal aspirate P.aeruginosa Death
4 2009 23 Female Liver failure/ liver transplant 5 Tracheal aspirate Acinetobacter lwoffii Death
5 2010 56 Male Respiratory failure/ BCP 16 Tracheal aspirate P.aeruginosa Death
6 2010 62 Male Carotid stenosis/ Endarterectomy 8 Tracheal aspirate S.marcescens Hospital discharge
7 2010 59 Male Chagas cardiomyopathy 10 Tracheal aspirate E.cloacae Death
8 2010 55 Female Hepatic encephalopathy 8 Nasopharyngeal swab RSV Death
9 2010 61 Male Acute respiratory failure/ BCP 33 Tracheal aspirate K.pneumoniae + P.aeruginosa Death
10 2010 58 Male Cranial trauma 7 Tracheal aspirate E.aerogenes + A.baumannii Death
  1. MV Mechanical Ventilation.
  2. DLOC Decreased Level Of Consciousness.
  3. GERD Gastroenteral Reflux Disease.
  4. RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
  5. BCP Bronchopneumonia.
  6. BAL Bronchoalveolar lavage.