Conjunctival and corneal colonization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in mechanically ventilated patients. A prospective study.


In patients on mechanical ventilation the eyes may be colonized with P. aeruginosa. This study was designed to establish an association between endotracheal suctioning and this colonization. During the study period from January to August 1996, ten out of twenty-eight (36%) patients who were mechanically ventilated for than 3 days developed colonization of… (More)


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