When Joseph Nates, M.D., joined MD Anderson's faculty in 2002, he
discovered a high incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
By 2009, he and his team had brought its occurrence to
In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 90% of pneumonias
occur while patients are ventilated. Ventilator-associated pneumonia
(VAP) increases the length of hospitalization by an average of 23
days, with an associated cost per patient...