The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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June 2005 / Volume 50 / Number 6

35th RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Part I

A Special Issue

Co-Chairs
Richard D. Branson MSc RRT FAARC
Marin H. Kollef MD

Conference Proceedings

Foreword: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio, and Marin H Kollef—St Louis, Missouri
What Is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Why Is It Important?
by Marin H Kollef—St Louis, Missouri
The Pathogenesis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Its Relevance to Developing Effective Strategies for Prevention
by Nasia Safdar, Christopher J Crnich, and Dennis G Maki—Madison, Wisconsin
The Microbiology of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by David R Park—Seattle, Washington
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: The Role of Ventilator Management Strategies
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
The Ventilator Circuit and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio
The Clinical Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Michael S Niederman—Mineola, New York
The Invasive (Quantitative) Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, and Charles-Edouard Luyt—Paris, France
The Role of the Intensive Care Unit Environment in the Pathogenesis and Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Christopher J Crnich, Nasia Safdar, and Dennis G Maki—Madison, Wisconsin
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