Last updated on April 2019

Decreasing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Suspected Ventilator-associated Infection


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Microbial Colonization | Ventilator associated pneumonia | Nosocomial Infections in Children
  • Age: - 3 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age newborn -- 3 years in the Pediatric ICU
  • on invasive mechanical ventilation > 48 hours
  • evaluation for ventilator-associated infection that includes respiratory secretion cultures and microscopic evaluation of the gram-stained specimen
  • antibiotics initiated for suspected ventilator-associated or other infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immune compromise --Other positive cultures (blood, urine, etc.) for which antibiotic continuation is appropriate

Recruitment Status: Closed


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