Oral chlorhexidine in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill adults in the ICU : A systematic review

@inproceedings{Snyders2011OralCI,
  title={Oral chlorhexidine in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill adults in the ICU : A systematic review},
  author={Olivia Snyders and Oswell Khondowe and Janet Bell},
  year={2011}
}
VAP can be identified when a chest radiograph shows a new or progressive infiltrate, consolidation, cavitations or pleural effusions and the patient has at least one of the following symptoms: new onset of purulent sputum or a change in colour of sputum, increased temperature, increased or decreased white cell count, organisms cultured from blood, and isolation of an aetiological agent by transtracheal aspirate, bronchial brushing or biopsy.4 Mechanical ventilation is used as support therapy in… CONTINUE READING
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