volume 18, issue 2, PR77 2014
DOI: 10.1186/cc13837
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Leonardo Lorente, María Lecuona, Alejandro Jiménez, Lisset Lorenzo, Isabel Roca, Judith Cabrera, Celina Llanos, María L Mora

Abstract: IntroductionThe use of a system for continuous control of endotracheal tube cuff pressure reduced the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in one randomized controlled trial (RCT) with 112 patients but not in another RCT with 142 patients. In several guidelines on the prevention of VAP, the use of a system for continuous or intermittent control of endotracheal cuff pressure is not reviewed. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of VAP in a large sample of patients (n = 284) tre…

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