Ventilator associated pneumonia due to carbapenem resistant microorganisms in children

Kara S. S. , Polat M., TAPISIZ A. , Kalkan G., Simsek H., TEZER H.

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, vol.71, no.4, pp.349-357, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0026-4946.17.04284-0
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA PEDIATRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-357


BACKGROUND: Infections due to carbapenem resistant pathogens have become a major health threat especially for hospitalized patients. Acinetobacter baumanii (AB) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) are important pathogens causing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) with a trend of high resistance to carbapenems. The aim of this study is to investigate the risk factors for VAP due to carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (CRAB) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) in children.