Respiratory research networks in Europe and beyond: Aims, achievements and aspirations for the 21st century

Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Fernando Zampieri, Pedro Povoa, Otavio Ranzani, Lieuwe D. Bos, Stefano Aliberti, Antoni Torres

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Abstract

Healthcare-associated infection, such as intensive care unit (ICU)-related respiratory infections, remain the most frequently encountered morbidity of ICU admission, prolonging hospital stay and increasing mortality rates. The epidemiology of ICU-related respiratory infections, particularly nonventilated ICU-associated pneumonia and ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis, appears to be quite different among different countries. European countries have different prevalence, patterns and mechanism of resistance, as well as different treatments chosen by different attending physicians. The classical clinical research process in respiratory infections consists of the following loop: 1) identification of knowledge gaps; 2) systematic review and search for adequate answers; 3) generation of study hypotheses; 4) design of study protocols; 5) collection clinical data; 6) analysis and interpretation of the results; and 7) implementation of the results in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalBreathe
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

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