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  1. Decreased mortality rate and length of hospital stay in surgical intensive care unit patients with successful selective decontamination of the gut.

    Article - En anglais


    Current studies concerning selective deconcentration of the digestive tract have failed to demonstrate a decrease in the length of hospital stay and mortality rate, despite the finding of a signicantly lower number of infections.

    To evaluate this issue in more detail, the relationship between the mortality rate and length of stay with respect to colonization and infections was studied within a group of patients receiving selective decontamination.

    Special attention was given to the efficacy of decontamination within each patient.

    The main question addressed was whether an effect on mortality rate was present, and if so, why this effect was not apparent until now.


    Prospective observational cohort study.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Décontamination, Tube digestif, Sélectivité, Hospitalisation, Durée, Mortalité, Postopératoire, Homme, Efficacité traitement, Pays Bas, Europe, Epidémiologie, Chirurgie, Réanimation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decontamination, Digestive tract, Selectivity, Hospitalization, Duration, Mortality, Postoperative, Human, Treatment efficiency, Netherlands, Europe, Epidemiology, Surgery, Resuscitation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0058585

    Code Inist : 002B27B06. Création : 199406.