Associations Between Enteral Colonization With Gram-Negative Bacteria and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Infections and Colonization of the Respiratory Tract.

@article{Frencken2018AssociationsBE,
  title={Associations Between Enteral Colonization With Gram-Negative Bacteria and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Infections and Colonization of the Respiratory Tract.},
  author={Jos F. Frencken and Bastiaan H. J. Wittekamp and Nienke L. Plantinga and Cristian Spitoni and Kirsten van de Groep and Olaf L. Cremer and Marc Bonten},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2018},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={497-503}
}
Background Enteral and respiratory tract colonization with gram-negative bacteria may lead to subsequent infections in critically ill patients. We aimed to clarify the interdependence between gut and respiratory tract colonization and their associations with intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections in patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD). Methods Colonization status of the rectum and respiratory tract was determined using twice-weekly microbiological… CONTINUE READING
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