Clinical Review

Managing perioperative risk in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5759 (Published 05 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5759

Re: Managing perioperative risk in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery

For information: the reference details of the 12 meta-analyses mentioned in our previous response "SDD can help reduce perioperative risk in elective surgery".

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7. Silvestri L, van Saene HKF, Casarin AL et al. Impact of selective decontamination of the digestive tract on carriage and infection due to Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Anaesths Intens Care 2008; 36: 324-338.

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9. Liberati A, D'Amico R, Pifferi S, Torri V, Brazzi L, Parmelli E. Antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce respiratory tract infections and mortality in adults receiving intensive care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009; CD000022.

10. Silvestri L, van Saene HKF, Zandstra DF et al. Impact of selective decontamination of the digestive tract on multiple organ dysfunction syndrome: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Crit Care Med 2010; 38: 1370-1376.

11. Silvestri L, Milanese M, Taylor N, et al. Selective digestive decontamination reduces ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis. Respir Med 2010; 104: 1953-1955.

12. Petros AJ, Silvestri L, Booth R, Taylor N, van Saene HKF. Selective decontamination of the digestive tract in critically ill children: systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatric Crit Care Med 2011 accepted

Competing interests: No competing interests
18 November 2011
Andy J. Petros
Specialty Lead PICU
Daphne Roos; Hendrik van Saene; Nia Taylor; Hans Rommes; Luciano Silvestri
London
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