Silver-coated endotracheal tubes and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: the NASCENT randomized trial.

@article{Kollef2008SilvercoatedET,
  title={Silver-coated endotracheal tubes and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: the NASCENT randomized trial.},
  author={Marin H Kollef and Bekele Afessa and Antonio Anzueto and Christopher Veremakis and Kim M. Kerr and Benjamin D. Margolis and Donald E. Craven and Pamela R. Roberts and Alejandro C Arroliga and Rolf D. Hubmayr and Marcos I Restrepo and William R. Auger and Regina Schinner},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2008},
  volume={300 7},
  pages={805-13}
}
CONTEXT Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) causes substantial morbidity. A silver-coated endotracheal tube has been designed to reduce VAP incidence by preventing bacterial colonization and biofilm formation. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a silver-coated endotracheal tube would reduce the incidence of microbiologically confirmed VAP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective, randomized, single-blind, controlled study conducted in 54 centers in North America. A total of 9417 adult… CONTINUE READING