Colonization of mechanical ventilation bags during use.

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BACKGROUND Colonization of patients' mechanical ventilation bags was examined to evaluate two criteria (days in use and appearance) for replacing the disposable adapter that interfaces with the patient. METHODS Adapters used 1 to 2, 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 days formed groups I, II, and III, respectively (n = 29 to 67 per group). Another group (IA) contained 33… (More)

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