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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-97

Role of oral care to prevent VAP in mechanically ventilated Intensive Care Unit patients


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Surgery, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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A Gupta
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra - 282 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.169484

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Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common nosocomial infection in Intensive Care Unit. One major factor causing VAP is the aspiration of oral colonization because of poor oral care practices. We feel the role of simple measure like oral care is neglected, despite the ample evidence of it being instrumental in preventing VAP.


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