How to avoid microaspiration? A key element for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated ICU patients

@inproceedings{Blot2014HowTA,
  title={How to avoid microaspiration? A key element for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated ICU patients},
  author={Stijn Blot and Jan Poelaert and Marin H Kollef},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
Microaspiration of subglottic secretions through channels formed by folds in high volume-low pressure poly-vinyl chloride cuffs of endotracheal tubes is considered a significant pathogenic mechanism of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Therefore a series of prevention measures target the avoidance of microaspiration. However, although some of these can minimize microaspiration, benefits in terms of VAP prevention are not always obvious. Polyurethane-cuffed endotracheal tubes successfully… CONTINUE READING
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