Evaluation of a clinical pulmonary infection score in the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Guler E., KAHVECİ F. Ş., Akalin H., Sinirtas M., Bayram S., Ozcan B.

SIGNA VITAE, vol.7, no.1, pp.32-37, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.22514/sv71.042012.6
  • Journal Name: SIGNA VITAE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-37
  • Keywords: ventilator associated pneumonia, CPIS, VAP diagnosis, MANAGEMENT, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CRITERIA, CULTURES, OUTCOMES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The most important dilemma in the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) based on only clinical findings is overdiagnosis. The aim of the study is to prospectively evaluate the Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) in relation to VAP diagnosis.