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septiembre 19, 2020

Reconsidering ventilator-associated pneumonia from a new dimension of the lung microbiome

Complex microbial communities that reside in the lungs, skin and gut are now appreciated for their role in maintaining organ, tissue and immune homoeostasis. As lungs are currently seen as an ecosystem, the shift in paradigm calls for the consideration of new algorithms related to lung ecology in pulmonology. Evidence of lung microbiota does not solely challenge the traditional physiopathology of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP); indeed, it also reinforces the need to include molecular…