Reduction of colonization and infection rate during pediatric intensive care by selective decontamination of the digestive tract.


OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of two different antibiotic regimes on the colonization and infection rates of critically ill pediatric patients. DESIGN A prospective randomized trial. SETTING A pediatric ICU in a university hospital. PATIENTS Fifty critically ill pediatric patients who required intensive care for at least 4 days were randomly… (More)


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