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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the Oropharyngeal Ecosystem of Tube-Fed Patients

Arthur Leibovitz*Comments to Author , Michael Dan*, Jonathan Zinger*, Yehuda Carmeli*, Beni Habot*, and Rephael Segal*
Author affiliations: *Tel-Aviv University, Sourasky, Israel

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Demographic data of study groupsa

Data NGT-fed patientsa
n=53 (%) Orally fed patients
n=50 (%)
Age
78 ± 9
81 ± 9
Dementia
32 (60)
29 (58)
Stroke
29 (55)
22 (44)
Diabetes mellitus
9 (17)
7 (13)
COPD
8 (15)
5 (9)
Residual teeth
20 (38)
17 (33)
Corticosteroids 6 (11) 4 (8)

aNGT, nasogastric tube; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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