Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
OpenUrlCrossRefPubMedWeb of Science
Q In critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation, is a semirecumbent position of 45° feasible and effective for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP)?
randomised controlled trial.
blinded (outcome assessors).
Follow up period:
median 5–6 days (range 0–64 d).
4 intensive care units (ICUs) in 3 university hospitals in the Netherlands.
221 adults (mean age 64 y, 63% men) who were intubated within 24 hours of ICU admission and had an expected duration of ventilation ⩾48 hours.
semirecumbent position (backrest 45° from horizontal) (n = 112) or supine position (10°) (n = 109) for the duration of ventilation. A nurse …
For correspondence: Dr M J Bonten, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Source of funding: Praevention Foundation.