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noviembre 4, 2020

Impacts of Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens and Inappropriate Initial Antibiotic Therapy on the Outcomes of Neonates with Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

It is unknown whether neonatal ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens and inappropriate initial antibiotic treatment is associated with poor outcomes after adjusting for confounders. Methods: We prospectively observed all neonates with a definite diagnosis of VAP from a tertiary level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Taiwan between October 2017 and March 2020. All clinical features, therapeutic interventions, and outcomes were compared between…