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Can Hospital Acquired Pneumonia be Prevented in Patients Who Gurgle?

2014-08-27 03:13:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Hospital inpatients who have gurgling sounds heard during speech or breathing have been observed to have a higher risk of hospital acquired pneumonia. Patients who gurgle and who consent to participation will be randomized to receive routine clinical management or management to include measures employed to reduce risks of aspiration, namely, 1. head of bed up (30 degrees or higher), 2. swallowing evaluation by speech therapist (and feeding predicated on formal evaluation), 3. prompting managing physicians to reduce sedating medications to minimal effective dose.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Gurgling Patients

Intervention

Anti-gurgling intervention

Location

Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport
Connecticut
United States
06610

Status

Recruiting

Source

Bridgeport Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:16-0400

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