Effect of various antibacterial preparations on the pathogenic oral flora in elderly patients fed via nasogastric tube

Arthur Leibovitz, Yehuda Carmeli, Refael Segal

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Abstract

Oropharyngeal colonization by pathogenic gram-negative bacilli (GNB) and Staphylococcus aureus is associated with aspiration pneumonia. Decolonization in high-risk populations may be important. We prospectively evaluated six antiseptic compounds in nasogastric tube-fed frail elderly patients; only polymixine reduced oropharyngeal colonization with GNB. None had an effect on S. aureus colonization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3566-3568
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume49
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

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