Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 25th, 2000
P. Morar and colleagues explained, "Patients requiring long-term ventilation are at high risk of lower airway infections, generally of endogenous development. Patients on long-term ventilation, in particular via a tracheostomy, may develop tracheobronchitis or pneumonia of exogenous pathogenesis, i.e., caused by microorganisms not carried in the oropharynx."
Previous reports have shown the frequency of exogenous colonization or...
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