Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 19th, 2004
In a "prospective, randomized study," physicians in Austria sought to determine whether the TrachCare closed suctioning (CS) system "influences crossover contamination between bronchial system and gastric juices when compared with an open suctioning system (OS)."
"The secondary aims were an analysis of the frequency of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and an analysis of alteration in gas exchange," noted W. Rabitsch and coauthors at the University of Vienna. "Antibiograms were performed from tracheal secretions and gastric juice aspirates on...
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