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SCCM Pod-361 Antibiotic Therapy in Comatose Mechanically Ventilated Patients Following Aspiration

Dr. Fraser, MD, speaks with Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, MD, about the article, “Antibiotic Therapy in Comatose Mechanically Ventilated Patients Following Aspiration: Differentiating Pneumonia from Pneumonitis,” published in Critical Care Medicine. He discusses results from his team’s prospective observational study to determine the proportion of patients with documented bacterial aspiration pneumonia among comatose ICU patients with symptoms suggesting either bacterial aspiration pneumonia or non-bacterial aspiration pneumonitis. Dr. Lascarrou is a physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at CHU Nantes in Nantes, France. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(8):1268-1275. Published: 3/22/2018



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