Intervention Protocol

Antibiotics for ventilator-associated pneumonia

  1. Adrian G Selim1,*,
  2. George Balalis1,
  3. Balu Bhaskar2,
  4. Mieke L van Driel1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 14 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004267.pub3

How to Cite

Selim AG, Balalis G, Bhaskar B, van Driel ML. Antibiotics for ventilator-associated pneumonia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004267. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004267.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia

  2. 2

    Robina Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia

*Adrian G Selim, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Qld, 4229, Australia.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 14 APR 2010




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this review is to assess the effect of different empirical antimicrobial therapies on the survival and clinical response of adult patients with VAP. A secondary objective is to report the incidence of adverse events and superinfections associated with these therapies.