Effectiveness of Dental Brushing for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (RASPALL)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00842478
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2009 by Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona.. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Poor oral hygiene is associated with respiratory pathogen colonization and secondary lung infection.The possible association between oral care and incidence of VAP, and the role of dental plaque, mouth and tracheal colonization have not been firmly established. The investigators' hypothesis was that improving oral care with electrical toothbrushing might be effective in reducing the incidence of VAP.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adult intubated patients
Without evidence of pulmonary infection (randomized within 12h of intubation if they were expected to remain ventilated for longer than 48 hours)
Absence of dental pieces
Current diagnosis of pneumonia or massive bronchoaspiration