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Pepsin as a marker for pulmonary aspiration.
BACKGROUND Although assessment for aspiration of small volumes of gastric contents in tube-fed patients receiving mechanical ventilation is important, available methods for this purpose are notExpand
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Effect of gastrointestinal motility and feeding tube site on aspiration risk in critically ill patients: a review.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this literature review is to examine the effect of the interaction between gastrointestinal motility and feeding site on the aspiration risk in critically ill, tube-fedExpand
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Efficacy of dye-stained enteral formula in detecting pulmonary aspiration.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which a mixture of human gastric juice and enteral formula stained with two concentrations of FD&C Blue No. 1 food dye (0.8 and 1.5 mL/L) is visible inExpand
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Recombinant Hirudin in Patients With Chronic, Stable Coronary Artery Disease Safety, Half‐life, and Effect on Coagulation Parameters
BackgroundBecause the specific antithrombin hirudin prevents platelet-rich arterial thrombus and accelerates thrombolysis in a variety of animal models, it has promise as antithrombotic therapy. WeExpand
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Measurement of gastric residual volume: state of the science.
This literature review substantiates that there is confusion regarding what constitutes excessive gastric residual volume in adult tube-fed patients. Only one research study regarding gastricExpand
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