[The effect of subglottic secretion drainage on prevention of ventilator-associated lower airway infection].

@article{Liu2006TheEO,
  title={[The effect of subglottic secretion drainage on prevention of ventilator-associated lower airway infection].},
  author={Shu-hong Liu and Xi-xin Yan and Shuang-qing Cao and Shu-chang An and Li-juan Zhang},
  journal={Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={19-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) on the morbidity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS All studied patients who received mechanical ventilation (MV) estimated for more than 48 hours were intubated with a special type endotracheal tube with a small-bore cannula in the wall for SSD. The patients were randomly divided into two groups receiving SSD (group A) and usual care (non-SSD, group B) respectively… CONTINUE READING

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