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Semi‐recumbent position versus supine position for the prevention of ventilator‐associated pneumonia in adults requiring mechanical ventilation
Wang L, Li X, Yang Z, Tang X, Yuan Q, Deng L, Sun X
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Type of Media:
Medical Professional Education
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians
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Primary Focus of Media:
Pre-Use of PICS Designation
Ventilator‐associated pneumonia (VAP) is associated with increased mortality, prolonged length of hospital stay and increased healthcare costs in critically ill patients. Guidelines recommend a semi‐recumbent position (30º to 45º) for preventing VAP among patients requiring mechanical ventilation. However, due to methodological limitations in existing systematic reviews, uncertainty remains regarding the benefits and harms of the semi‐recumbent position for preventing VAP.
To assess the effectiveness and safety of semi‐recumbent positioning versus supine positioning to prevent ventilator‐associated pneumonia (VAP) in adults requiring mechanical ventilation.
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