Therapeutic targets in prevention and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
AbstractPneumonia is one of the most common causes of hospital-acquired infections with mortality rates reaching higher than 33%. One in 3 patients receiving mechanical ventilation develop ventilator-associated pneumonia. Despite this high incidence and mortality, the disease pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia remains poorly understood. Recent work in our laboratory has revealed an immunosuppressive role of mechanical ventilation in causation of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and would be further studied in this project.
- Promoter: Kumar-Singh Samir
- Fellow: Van Averbeke Vincent
- Research Project