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Semi-recumbent body position fails to prevent healthcare-associated pneumonia in Vietnamese patients with severe tetanus.

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Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is a common complication in patients with severe tetanus. Nursing tetanus patients in a semi-recumbent body position could reduce the incidence of HCAP. In a randomised controlled trial we compared the occurrence of HCAP in patients with severe tetanus nursed in a semi-recumbent (30°) or supine position. A total of 229 adults and children (aged ≥1 year) with severe tetanus admitted to hospital in Vietnam, were randomly assigned to a supine (n=112) or sem...

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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
106
Issue:
2
Pages:
90-97
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:4edc740a-d806-44c9-b157-fc1ffebd61ae
Source identifiers:
239752
Local pid:
pubs:239752

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