Severe hospital-acquired pneumonia: A review for clinicians

John Dallas, Marin Kollef

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Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is one of the most commonly encountered nosocomial infections. Patients who develop severe HAP experience considerable morbidity and mortality, and the condition results in a substantial expenditure of health care resources. A large body of scientific literature about HAP now exists. This article summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning severe HAP with an emphasis on recent advances in its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009


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