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Going Viral: Importance of Viral Pathogens in Nonventilated Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, FCCP; Marya D. Zilberberg, MD, MPH, FCCP
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FINANCIAL/NONFINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: The authors have reported to CHEST the following: A. F. S. has served as a consultant to, received research support from, or been a speaker for: Abbott, Actavis, Alios, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BMS, Cardeas, Medicines Company, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Tetraphase, Theravance, and Wockhardt Pharma. M. D. Z. has served as a consultant to or received research funding from Astellas, Medicines Company, Merck, Pfizer, Tetraphase, and Theravance.

aSection of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

bEviMed Research Group, LLC, Goshen, MA

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH, FCCP, 110 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(5):991-992. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.05.028
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Over the past decade, substantial resources have been focused on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)., Research designed to enhance our appreciation of its pathophysiology has led to a multitude of preventive options., Furthermore, the morbidity penalty associated with VAP underscores the importance of efforts to eliminate VAP as an ICU-related complication. Most important, studies highlighting the importance of initially appropriate antimicrobial therapy have shown means through which we can reduce mortality related to VAP.,

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