Disinfection tests in endotracheal tubes (ET)

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) occurs in up to 10-27% of ventilated patients in intensive care units (ICU). The condition can be diagnosed within 24 to 48 hours after endotracheal intubation. Several scientific reports based on analysis of ET tubes removed from patients reveals that biofilm forms after 24 hours of intubation at the inner surface of the tube… Read more

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