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comatose AND microbiota

Fabrine Cecon, Luiz Eduardo Nunes Ferreira, Rosimeire Takaki Rosa, Lauren Christine Gursky, Alessandra de Paula e Carvalho, Lakshman Perera Samaranayake, Edvaldo Antonio Ribeiro Rosa
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The composition of oral microbiota in comatose patients remains uncertain. Some pulmonary pathogens may be found in dental biofilms or as part of the saliva microbiota. It is supposed that some pneumopathogenic microorganisms may overgrow in the mouths of comatose patients and spread to their lungs. METHODS: The oral colonization dynamics of staphylococci, Enterobacteriaceae and yeasts in nine comatose patients (group 1), and in 12 conscious patients that brushed their teeth at least twice a day (group 2) was evaluated...
December 2010: Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection
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