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Evid Based Nurs 3:84 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.84
  • Treatment

A semirecumbent body position led to a lower rate of nosocomial pneumonia than a supine position in mechanically ventilated adults

Semirecumbent v supine body position for prevention of nosocomial pneumonia 72 hours after extubation*

Pneumonia Semirecumbent Supine RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Clinically suspected 8% 34% 77% (35 to 93) 4 (3 to 11)
Microbiological 5% 23% 78% (19 to 94) 6 (4 to 29)

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