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Minerva Anestesiologica 2015 July;81(7):809-11

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Surveillance samples and selective digestive decontamination in the intensive care unit

Van Saene H. K. 1, Ramos B. 2, Langer M. 3

1 Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; 2 Regional Public Health Laboratory of Comunidad de Madrid, Clinical Microbiology Unit, Madrid, Spain; 3 Anestesia e Terapia Intensiva, Università degli Studi e Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy


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Surveillance cultures are essential in the management of infection in the intensive care unit. They are crucial in the assessment of the efficacy of selective digestive decontamination.

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