The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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July 2005 / Volume 50 / Number 7

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

Patient Positioning and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Issues Related to the Artificial Airway
by Emili Diaz, Alejandro H Rodríguez, and Jordi Rello—Tarragona, Spain
The Gastrointestinal Tract and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Richard H Kallet and Thomas E Quinn—San Francisco, California
Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Dean R Hess—Boston, Massachusetts
Antimicrobial Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by David R Park—Seattle, Washington
Cost-Effectiveness Issues in Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Joseph S Solomkin—Cincinnati, Ohio
Clinical Approach to the Patient With Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Loreto Vidaur, Gonzalo Sirgo, Alejandro H Rodríguez, and Jordi Rello—Tarragona, Spain
Conference Summary: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
by Jean Chastre—Paris, France
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