The role of total bile acid in oral secretions in ventilator-associated pneumonia.


PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the role of inflammatory biomarkers and total bile acid (TBA) in oral secretions in the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). MATERIALS This prospective study was conducted in an intensive care unit. Oral secretions were collected from mechanically ventilated patients who met the selection… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2011.12.008


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