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Toothbrushing and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Miriam Cervino, Hospital Universitario de Canarias Identifier:
First received: November 16, 2011
Last updated: November 18, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
The hypothesis is that adding the toothbrushing to the oral care with clorhexidine 0.12% could be reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia due to that oral cavity may be an important reservoir of pathogens that could cause pneumonia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Device: Toothbrushing with a manual brush
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Efficacy of Toothbrushing for the Prevention of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Universitario de Canarias:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia [ Time Frame: 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 436
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Toothbrushing with a manual brush
Toothbrushing with a manual brush
Device: Toothbrushing with a manual brush
Toothbrushing with a manual brush
No Intervention: No toothbrushing
no toothbrushing


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • edentulous
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01477099

Leonardo Lorente
La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, 38320
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Universitario de Canarias
Principal Investigator: Leonardo Lorente, Medical Hospital Universitario de Canarias
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Miriam Cervino, Medical Doctor, Hospital Universitario de Canarias Identifier: NCT01477099     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRUSH-2009 
Study First Received: November 16, 2011
Last Updated: November 18, 2011
Health Authority: Spain: Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Cross Infection
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Lung Injury processed this record on October 21, 2016