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INTRODUCTION Dental plaque biofilms are colonized by respiratory pathogens in mechanically-ventilated intensive care unit patients. Thus, improvements in oral hygiene in these patients may prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. The goal of this study was to determine the minimum frequency (once or twice a day) for 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate application(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the derivation and validation of a pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) prediction model that would enable early discontinuation of unnecessary respiratory isolation. DESIGN Patients placed in isolation for suspected pulmonary TB were studied retrospectively (derivation cohort) and prospectively (validation cohort). Independent predictors of(More)
Bone marrow derived progenitor cells have been widely studied for its multipotent property and have proofed to be an important resource in regenerative medicine. However, the propagation of murine bone marrow appeared to be a great challenge as compared to other mammalian species. In this study, various isolation techniques and the plasticity of the(More)
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