Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia through aspiration of subglottic secretions: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a subset of hospital-acquired pneumonias and is a serious, sometimes fatal, complication in patients who need mechanical ventilation. In addition, pay-for-performance initiative has placed increased emphasis on preventing nosocomial infections including VAP. Facilities may not be reimbursed for costs associated with… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182445ff3


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