Metoclopramide for preventing pneumonia in critically ill patients receiving enteral tube feeding: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Yavagal2000MetoclopramideFP,
  title={Metoclopramide for preventing pneumonia in critically ill patients receiving enteral tube feeding: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={D R Yavagal and Dilip R. Karnad and Jack Oak},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={1408-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether metoclopramide prevents nosocomial pneumonia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients receiving enteral feeding by a nasogastric tube. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING ICU of a university hospital. PATIENTS A total of 305 consecutive patients requiring placement of a nasogastric tube for >24 hrs. INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomized to receive either 10 mg of metoclopramide or placebo at 8-hr intervals through the nasogastric tube… CONTINUE READING
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