Article Abstract

The current epidemiological landscape of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit: a multicenter prospective observational study in China—study critique, ventilator-associated pneumonia incidence rates, and pathogen distribution

Authors: Adrian A. Salmon, Mark L. Metersky

Abstract

Among the nosocomial infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has an attributable mortality rate of approximately 10% (1). VAP incidence rates and its trends through time are essential metrics for the monitoring of the effectiveness of preventive strategies. In a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Xie et al., have made a notable effort in reporting VAP epidemiological data from the China Critical Care Infection Surveillance (CRISIS) study (2).