• Medicine
  • Published in Zhonghua yi xue za zhi 2013

[Effects of gastric versus small bowel feeding on hospital acquired pneumonia in critically ill patients: a meta-analysis].

@article{Xie2013EffectsOG,
  title={[Effects of gastric versus small bowel feeding on hospital acquired pneumonia in critically ill patients: a meta-analysis].},
  author={Jian-feng Xie and Li-wei Huang and Feng-mei Guo and Yi Yang and Hai-bo Qiu},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 35},
  pages={
          2786-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To explore whether or not small bowel feeding can reduce the incidence of hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP). METHODS The databases of Pubmed, Embase and Web of Science were searched to identify the relevant randomized controlled trials (RCT) from January 1992 to September 2012. Meta analysis was performed to analyze the effects of gastric versus small bowel feeding on HAP. RESULTS Ten RCTs including 830 patients were retrieved and 6 of which examined the effect of ventilator… CONTINUE READING