TITLE

2009 - Selective decontamination of the digestive tract and selective oropharyngeal decontamination reduced mortality in the ICU

AUTHOR(S)
Dressler, Daniel D.; Jaffer, Amir K.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;5/19/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 5, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study to find out whether selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) or selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) reduce mortality in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The study was conducted in 13 ICUs in the Netherlands on 5939 patients who were recently admitted to the ICU. The study found that SDD and SOD reduced mortality to a similar extent in patients in the ICU.
ACCESSION #
41332642

 

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