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Do endotracheal tubes with suction above the cuff decrease the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and are they cost-effective? Tubos endotraqueais com aspiração suprabalonete diminuem a taxa de pneumonia associada à ventilação mecânica e são custo-efetivos? Endotracheal tube-associated pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) occur in(More)
This review, based on relevant published evidence and the authors’ clinical experience, presents how to evaluate a patient with acute respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support. This patient must be carefully evaluated by nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory care practitioners and physicians regarding the elucidation of the cause of the acute(More)
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