Effects of dental plaque antiseptic decontamination on bacterial colonization and nosocomial infections in critically ill patients

@article{Fourrier2000EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dental plaque antiseptic decontamination on bacterial colonization and nosocomial infections in critically ill patients},
  author={François Fourrier and E. Cau-Pottier and Herv{\'e} Boutigny and Micheline Roussel-Delvallez and Merc{\'e} Jourdain and Claude Chopin},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={1239-1247}
}
Objectives: To document in intensive care unit (ICU) patients the effect of dental plaque antiseptic decontamination on the occurrence of plaque colonization by aerobic nosocomial pathogens and nosocomial infections. Design: Single-blind randomized comparative study. Setting: A 16-bed adult intensive care unit in a university hospital. Patients: Patients consecutively admitted in the ICU with a medical condition suggesting an ICU stay of 5 days and requiring mechanical ventilation… CONTINUE READING
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