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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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.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract in multiple trauma patients.
Prevention of nosocomial infection in critically ill patients by selective decontamination of the digestive tract. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study.
(66.) Stoutenbeek CF, van Saene HK, Little RA, Whitehead A; Working Group on Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract. 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. Crit Care Med 1991; 19:1242-1246.
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract to prevent postoperative infection: a randomized placebo-controlled trial in liver transplant patients.
A before-after study of multi-resistance and cost of selective decontamination of the digestive tract. Infection 2004; 32:271-277.
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