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Table 3 Free-text responses on additional effect of SDD - no

From: Physicians' and nurses' opinions on selective decontamination of the digestive tract and selective oropharyngeal decontamination: a survey

  Nurses Physicians
No idea 82 1
Better oral hygiene 39 -
Increase colonization Enterococci/other bacteriae 3 6
Decrease other infections (besides VAP) 15 10
Other infection pattern - 2
More frequent growth of yeasts 13 3
Less frequent growth of yeasts 2 -
Decrease length of stay 6 9
Increase length of stay - 1
Better bacterial monitoring/antibiotics regimen 2 3
Increase diarrhea/change intestinal flora 3 -
Decrease multi organ failure 1 -
Decrease complications - 1
Increase complications(wrong application) - 1
Decrease morbidity - 1
Decrease mechanical ventilation - 2
  1. SDD, selective decontamination of the digestive tract; VAP, ventilator-associated pneumonia.