Subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Xie X, Nicolau I, McGregor M, Dendukuri N
Record ID 32012000048
Authors' objectives: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection in mechanically ventilated patients. Intubation with a modified endotracheal tube (ETT) that allows subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) may reduce incidence of VAP. The Technology Assessment Unit was asked to evaluate the efficacy, cost and cost-effectiveness of such a device in reducing the risk of VAP in the adult intensive care units of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Authors' recommendations: SSD ETT is an efficacious intervention that should be approved for use in those patients who are expected to be mechanically ventilated in the ICU for at least 3 days.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Glottis
  • Drainage
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Organisation Name: Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Contact Address: Technology Assessment Unit of the MUHC, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 5252 boul. de Maisonneuve, Bureau 3F.50, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3S5
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Copyright: Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
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