Gastric colonization and pneumonia in intubated critically ill patients receiving stress ulcer prophylaxis: a randomized, controlled trial.


OBJECTIVE To study the effects of pharmacologically increasing gastric pH on gastric colonization and the development of pneumonia in intubated critically ill patients. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Medical ICU in a university hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-four tracheotomized patients with tetanus. INTERVENTIONS Sixteen patients received… (More)