Bacteriologic Strategy

• Uses quantitative culture of endotracheal aspirates, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or protected specimen brush (PSB)

• Greater than or equal to 106 cfu/mL for endotracheal aspirates

• Greater than or equal to 104 to 105 cfu/mL for BAL

• Greater than or equal to 10 cfu/mL for PSB

• The advantage of this method is that it separates colonization from infection better than culturing tracheal aspirates

• The limitation is the potential misinterpretation of negative culture results. These samples should be obtained prior to antibiotics being started

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

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