continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions


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continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions

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CASS

Suctioning pooled oropharyngeal fluids from the subglottic region just above the cuff of an endotracheal tube. It is a technique used in mechanically ventilated patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonias.
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A randomized clinical trial of continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions in cardiac surgery patients.
The serendipitous inclusion of the use of continuous suction endotracheal tubes for continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions (CASS) in the CCU may have confounded the study and reduced nosocomial pneumonia rates.
Continuous Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions in Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
Continuous Aspiration of Subglottic Secretions in the Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the Postoperative Period of Major Heart Surgery.
A two-year randomized study just published in the peer-reviewed journal CHEST (November 2008) demonstrates that continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions (CASS)1 significantly reduced antibiotic usage in post-cardiac surgery patients.

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