selective decontamination of the digestive tract


Also found in: Acronyms.

selective decontamination of the digestive tract

The administration of nonabsorbable antibiotics to reduce the burden of potentially infectious bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

It may be used to decrease the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia or to rid the gastrointestinal tract of bacteria before surgery.

References in periodicals archive ?
Effectiveness of selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) in an ICU with a policy encouraging a low gastric pH.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract in neurosurgical intensive care unit patients: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
Prevention of nosocomial infection in critically ill patients by selective decontamination of the digestive tract.
Prevention of multiple organ failure by selective decontamination of the digestive tract in multiple trauma patients.
The effect of selective decontamination of the digestive tract on mortality in multiple trauma patients: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract with norfloxacin in the prevention of ICU-acquired infections: a prospective randomized study.
Reduction of colonization and infection rate during pediatric intensive care by selective decontamination of the digestive tract.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract to prevent postoperative infection: a randomized placebo-controlled trial in liver transplant patients.
Triple regimen of selective decontamination of the digestive tract, systemic cefotaxime, and microbiological surveillance for prevention of acquired infection in intensive care.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract does not increase resistance in critically ill patients: Evidence from randomised controlled trials.
Full browser ?