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Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients

from Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America via Medical Xpress

New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection, like ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay. The study was published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. more

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