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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia PIRO Score

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient in the ICU who is being mechanically ventilated for the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia using the VAP PIRO score.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications

ICD-10:

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

Description:

Lisboa et al developed the PIRO (predisposition, infection, response, organ dysfunction) score for predicting the risk of ventilation-associated pneumonia (VAP) in a mechanically ventilated patient in the intensive care unit (ICU). The score correlates with mortality and use of healthcare resources. The authors are from Joan XXIII University Hospital in Tarragona, Spain.

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