Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) does not prevent the formation of microbial biofilms on endotracheal tubes.

@article{Adair1993SelectiveDO,
  title={Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) does not prevent the formation of microbial biofilms on endotracheal tubes.},
  author={Colin G. Adair and Sean P. Gorman and Fiona O'Neill and B McClurg and Edie C. Goldsmith and C. C. Webb},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1993},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={689-97}
}
The purpose of selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) is to eradicate potentially disease-producing micro-organisms from the oropharynx and gastro-intestinal tract of intensive care unit (ICU) patients, thereby reducing the incidence of nosocomial sepsis, particularly pneumonia. Microbial biofilms form on endotracheal (ET) tubes even when SDD is being administered and may represent a persistent focus for infection. The aim of this investigation was to determine the… CONTINUE READING

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