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Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

Overview of attention for article published in this source, August 2013
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Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, August 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008367.pub2
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Shi, Zongdao, Xie, Huixu, Wang, Ping, Zhang, Qi, Wu, Yan, Chen, E, Ng, Linda, Worthington, Helen V, Needleman, Ian, Furness, Susan


Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as pneumonia developing in persons who have received mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours. VAP is a potentially serious complication in these patients who are already critically ill. Oral hygiene care (OHC), using either a mouthrinse, gel, toothbrush, or combination, together with aspiration of secretions may reduce the risk of VAP in these patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 320 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 55 17%
Student > Master 47 14%
Student > Postgraduate 39 12%
Researcher 34 10%
Other 28 9%
Other 76 23%
Unknown 48 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 168 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 61 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 3%
Social Sciences 8 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 1%
Other 21 6%
Unknown 55 17%