Saline Instillation Before Tracheal Suctioning and the Incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Consecutive patients foreseen to receive mechanical ventilation for more than 72 hours
Previous mechanical ventilation in the last month
Mechanical ventilation for more than 6 hours before arrival at ICU,
Contraindication to bronchoscopy and
Be expected to die or undergo withdrawal treatment within 48 hours-