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Critical Care

, 18:613

First Online: 31 October 2014

Abstract

The current paradigm for antibiotic management in critically ill patients is to initiate broad-spectrum therapy followed by de-escalation based on microbiological results. Routine screening cultures may allow better targeting and reduce unnecessary exposure to antibiotics.

AbbreviationsASCActive surveillance cultures

HAPHospital-acquired pneumonia

VAPventilator-associated pneumonia

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Author: Christian Brun-Buisson

Source: https://link.springer.com/







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