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VAPrapid is a study which examines the hypothesis that we can make better use of antibiotics by rapidly diagnosing a condition called ventilation induced pneumonia. Currently it is not possible to rapidly diagnose this condition and this leads to a number of patients receiving unnecessary antibiotics whilst waiting for a diagnostic test. A much more rapid diagnostic test has been developed in Newcastle (the result is available in a few hours) and the study is looking at how the use of this test can help us make better use of antibiotics in critical care and reduce the side effects of unnecessary antibiotic treatment. This study is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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VAPRapid

VAPrapid is a study which examines the hypothesis that we can make better use of antibiotics by rapidly diagnosing a condition called ventilation induced pneumonia.


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