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Ventilator -associated Pneumonia and Lung Ultrasound: Finally, What is between the Ears Matters

Keywords : Accuracy, Diagnosis, Hospital-acquired infections, Lung ultrasound, Ventilator-associated pneumonia

Citation Information : Ventilator -associated Pneumonia and Lung Ultrasound: Finally, What is between the Ears Matters. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (9):1075-1076.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23936

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


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