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The Fight is on​​​​​​​

Across the world, cases of Gram-negative hospital acquired and ventilator associated pneumonia are on the rise1-3

​​The cause? Multi-drug resistant pathogens1-3

In the short videos below you will: 
•    Hear about the experience of contracting HAP/VAP
•    Learn what you can do to fight it in your clinical setting 
•    Discover some of the incentives already underway to improve and protect global public health from this threat

​​​​​​​HAP/VAP accounts for around 22% of all Hospital-acquired Infections

Putting HAP/VAP under the microscope

"Pneumonia was different: I felt like it controlled me. I couldn't breathe, I felt like I was drowning."

Hear about patient John Sperzel's experience

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“The longer the delay for an appropriate treatment, the higher the mortality rate.”4,5

Listen to Dr Philippe Montravers

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“How can we work together to address the growing threat of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections?”

Listen to Paurus Irani MD

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50-80% of HAP/VAP infections are caused by MDR Gram-negative bacteria

of HAP/VAP infections are caused by MDR Gram-negative bacteria. The most common of these pathogens are P. aeruginosa, ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)3,6

Act swiftly and appropriately

Early appropriate treatment, based on local epidemiology and risk factors for MDR pathogens, is extremely important3

HAP/VAP​​​​​​​

The Resident Threat

of all Hospital-Acquired Infections HAP/VAP account for
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HAP/VAP account for around 22% of all Hospital-acquired infections​​​​​​​

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Attacking Your Most Severely Ill Patients

Nosocomial Pneumonia Cases - mostly VAP- occur in the ICU5
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Around 1/3 mostly VAP cases occur in the ICU​​​​​​​


References
  1. Morris S, Cerceo E. Antibiotics (Basel) 2020;9:196.
  2. Peleg AV, Hooper DC. N Engl J Med 2010; 362:1804-13.
  3. Cillóniz C, et al. Curr Opin Infect Dis 2019;32:656-62.
  4. Kalil AC, et al. Clin Infect Dis 2016;63:E61-E111.
  5. Torres A, et al. Eur Respir J 2017;50:1700582.
  6. Zaragoza R, et al. Critical Care 2020;24:383.
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