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Last refreshed on: 17 October 2012
Main ID:  NCT00842478
Date of registration: 11/02/2009
Primary sponsor: Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona.
Public title: Effectiveness of Dental Brushing for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia RASPALL
Scientific title: Effectiveness of Dental Brushing for Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Date of first enrolment: May 2005
Target sample size: 400
Recruitment status: Recruiting
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention  
Countries of recruitment
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- 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)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Absence of dental pieces

- Current diagnosis of pneumonia or massive bronchoaspiration

- Tracheostomy (or expected within 48 hours)

- Chlorhexidine allergy

Age minimum: 18 Years
Age maximum: N/A
Gender: Both
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Nosocomial Pneumonia
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Procedure: Toothbrushing
Primary Outcome(s)
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) [Time Frame: 28 days]
Secondary Outcome(s)
Secondary ID(s)
FIS 06/0060
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
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