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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Diagnosis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with ventilator associated pneumonia using the modified Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) as used by Luna et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Luna et al used a modified version of the Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score of Pugin et al (CPIS) to evaluate patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The score can help monitor resolution of the pneumonia and separate patients into risk groups. The authors are from multiple hospitals in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Winthrop University Hospital in New York.

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