The role of selective decontamination of the digestive tract in acute stroke.

@article{Gosney2006TheRO,
  title={The role of selective decontamination of the digestive tract in acute stroke.},
  author={Margot Ann Gosney and Michael V. Martin and Anne E Wright},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={42-7}
}
BACKGROUND following a stroke, morbidity and mortality is high, with aspiration pneumonia being a common complication. OBJECTIVES to determine the levels of colonisation by and isolation of aerobic Gram-negative bacteria (AGNB) in acute stroke patients and determine the effect of selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) on oral flora and whether it reduces both morbidity and mortality after an acute stroke. DESIGN a prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled double blind… CONTINUE READING

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