Effect of continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients

@inproceedings{Yang2008EffectOC,
  title={Effect of continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients},
  author={Chun Yang and H B Qiu and Y Zhu},
  booktitle={Zhonghua nei ke za zhi},
  year={2008}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions (CASS) on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS Patients ventilated mechanically at the ICU from October, 2004 to April, 2006 were randomly divided into 2 groups: one group received CASS and the other did not (NASS group). CASS was performed immediately after admission for patients in the CASS group. The diagnosis of VAP was made based on clinical… CONTINUE READING

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