Effect of design-related bias in studies of diagnostic tests for ventilator-associated pneumonia

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Nov 15;166(10):1320-5. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200202-130CP.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bias
  • Blood Specimen Collection
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine / methods*
  • Equipment Safety
  • Humans
  • Inhalation
  • Lung / blood supply
  • Lung / pathology
  • Patient Selection
  • Pneumonia / drug therapy
  • Pneumonia / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia / etiology*
  • Prospective Studies
  • ROC Curve
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Treatment Failure
  • Ventilators, Mechanical / adverse effects*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents