Randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis of oral decontamination with 2% chlorhexidine solution for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Tantipong2008RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis of oral decontamination with 2% chlorhexidine solution for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Hutsaya Tantipong and Chantana Morkchareonpong and Songyod Jaiyindee and Visanu Thamlikitkul},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={131-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of oral decontamination with 2% chlorhexidine solution for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis. SETTING A tertiary care university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. PARTICIPANTS Adult patients who received mechanical ventilation and who were hospitalized in intensive care units and general medical wards. METHODS The patients were randomized to receive oral decontamination with… CONTINUE READING