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Demonstration of Helicobacter pylori in tracheal secretions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8423130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new gram-negative bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, has been found in gastric secretions. In view of an almost 9% incidence of unidentified gram-negative bacteria in aspiration pneumonia, the authors set out to prove that H pylori could be found in tracheal secretions. Eighteen sequential patients admitted to the intensive care unit who had endotracheal or nasogastric intubation for 24 hours or longer were studied. Of 20 sets of specimens from 18 patients. Helicobacter was recovered from 2(10%) of the endotracheal specimens. The authors conclude that H pylori can gain access to the endobronchial tree and therefore may contribute to the origin of pneumonia due to unidentified gram-negative bacteria.
H S Mitz; S S Farber
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0098-6151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-25     Completed Date:  1993-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Phoenix General Hospital, Ariz.
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MeSH Terms
Helicobacter pylori / isolation & purification*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal
Intubation, Intratracheal
Pneumonia, Aspiration / microbiology
Sputum / microbiology*
Trachea / microbiology*

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