Bacterial and fungal colonization of endotracheal tubes in children: a prospective study.

@article{Rubenstein1992BacterialAF,
  title={Bacterial and fungal colonization of endotracheal tubes in children: a prospective study.},
  author={Jeffrey S Rubenstein and Kathy Kabat and Stanford T. Shulman and Ram Yogev},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1544-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate both the frequency and route of endotracheal colonization of intubated children by pathogens and to assess the usefulness of Pediatric Risk of Mortality scoring and measurement of gastric pH in predicting this colonization. DESIGN Prospective data collection. SETTING A multidisciplinary pediatric ICU. PATIENTS Nineteen children with medical/surgical problems who were intubated for at least 4 days. INTERVENTIONS Buccal mucosa, and endotracheal and gastric aspirates… CONTINUE READING

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