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Subglottic secretion drainage for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
John Muscedere , Oleksa Rewa, Kyle McKechnie, Xuran Jiang, Denny Laporta, Daren K Heyland
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Critical Care Medicine
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Critical Care Physicians
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Pre-Use of PICS Designation
Background and purpose: Aspiration of secretions containing bacterial pathogens into the lower respiratory tract is the main cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Endotracheal tubes with subglottic secretion drainage can potentially reduce this and, therefore, the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. New evidence on subglottic secretion drainage as a preventive measure for ventilator-associated pneumonia has been recently published and to consider the evidence in totality, we conducted an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.
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