Bibliographic details

Wahl W L, Franklin G A, Brandt M M, Sturm L, Ahrns K S, Hemmila M R, Arbabi S.  Does bronchoalveolar lavage enhance our ability to treat ventilator-associated pneumonia in a trauma-burn intensive care unit? Journal of Trauma 2003; 54(4): 633-638


This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn.

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Adult; Anti-Bacterial Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Bronchoalveolar Lavage; Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid /microbiology; Chi-Square Distribution; Cross Infection /diagnosis /drug therapy /etiology; Drug Costs; Female; Humans; Injury Severity Score; Intensive Care Units; Length of Stay /statistics & numerical data; Male; Middle Aged; numerical data; Pneumonia, Bacterial /diagnosis /drug therapy /etiology; Prospective Studies; Recurrence; Respiration, Artificial /adverse effects; Sputum /microbiology; Treatment Outcome