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The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia between two groups of patients randomised to have closed system suction catheter changes every 24 hours and patients having closed system suction catheter changes every seven days or as required.
Comparison(s): the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia between two groups of patients randomised to have closed system suction catheter changes every 24 hours and patients having closed system suction catheter changes every seven days or as required.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pneumonia, Ventilator Associated
Closed system suction
The Alfred Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:39-0400
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