selective decontamination of the digestive tract


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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.

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Selective decontamination of the digestive tract reduces Gram-negative pulmonary colonization but not systemic endotoxemia in patients undergoing elective liver transplantation.
Prevention of infection in critically ill patients by selective decontamination of the digestive tract.
Survival benefit in critically ill burned patients receiving selective decontamination of the digestive tract.
Effects of selective decontamination of the digestive tract on mortality and acquisition of resistant bacteria in intensive care: a randomised controlled trial.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) in the prevention of secondary sepsis in a medical/surgical intensive care unit (abstract).
A controlled trial in intensive care units of selective decontamination of the digestive tract with nonabsorbable antibiotics.
The role of selective decontamination of the digestive tract in acute stroke.
Double-blind study of selective decontamination of the digestive tract in intensive care.
Effectiveness of selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) in an ICU with a policy encouraging a low gastric pH.
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