Natural history of dental plaque accumulation in mechanically ventilated adults: a descriptive correlational study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of dental plaque accumulation in mechanically ventilated adults. Accumulation of dental plaque and bacterial colonisation of the oropharynx is associated with a number of systemic diseases including ventilator associated pneumonia. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN Data were collected from… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2011.08.005

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