Nosocomial pneumonia in intubated patients given sucralfate as compared with antacids or histamine type 2 blockers. The role of gastric colonization.

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Gram-negative nosocomial pneumonia may result from retrograde colonization of the pharynx from the stomach, and this may be more likely when the gastric pH is relatively high. We studied the rate of nosocomial pneumonia among 130 patients given mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit who were receiving as prophylaxis for stress ulcer either… (More)

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@article{Driks1987NosocomialPI, title={Nosocomial pneumonia in intubated patients given sucralfate as compared with antacids or histamine type 2 blockers. The role of gastric colonization.}, author={Michael R Driks and Donald E. Craven and Bartholome R Celli and Martin Manning and R A. Burke and Gail M Garvin and Laureen Kunches and H. W. Farber and Steffen Alexander Wedel and W. R. McCabe}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={1987}, volume={317 22}, pages={1376-82} }