Prognostic differences between VAP caused by Acinetobacter baumannii and VAP caused by other microorganisms
Di Bonito, Marianna
De Marco, Giuseppe
De Robertis, Edoardo
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Nosocomial infection, in particular pneumonia, is an important risk factor for hospital mortality and morbidity. Acinetobacter baumannii is a common multi-resistant microorganism responsible of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP). Currently Colistin is a rescue therapy for this pathogen. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcome of VAP caused by Acinetobacter baumannii and VAP by other microorganisms in critical patients. Comorbidity, prognostic scores, mortality and eradication frequency did not turn out significantly different between the two study groups. Colistin safety was tested.