Abstract: Mechanical ventilation is relevant intervention in intensive care units (ICUs) which occasionally can be complicated with the development of airways infections such as ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT) or ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). We have applied a transcriptomic anlysis to characterize and identify potential molecular mechanisms associated with the development of VAT and/or VAP in patients admitted to the ICU
Learning Objective 1: After visiting this work a learner should be able to recognise how transcriptomic analyses methods can be used to provide a precision medicine approach to the study of lower respiratory tract infections in mechanically ventilated patients .
Learning Objective 2 (Optional): After visiting this work a learner will acquire a better understanding of molecular mechanisms associated with lower respiratory tract infections.
Guillermo Lopez Campos (Presenter)
Queen's University of Belfast
Raquel Almansa Mora, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid-IECSCYL
Jesus Bermejo Martin, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valladolid-IECSCYL
Ignacio Martin Loeches, St James’s Hospital