Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Letter to the Editor

Comment on “Tapered Cuff versus Conventional Cuff for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Ventilated Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”

Table 1

Differences between data reported in the review of Huang et al. vs. that of Maertens et al.

StudyHuang et al.Maertens et al.Reason for difference
TaperedStandardTaperedStandard
ETETETET

Bent et al.Not included037143Unpublished study
Mahmoodpoor et al., 2013632732632732No difference
Saito et al.Not included2310623106Unpublished study
Philippart et al.17129141293316238163Huang et al. only considered PVC cuffed tubes
Monsel et al.105285715521657Data error
Jailette et al.33162381633316238163No difference
Mahmoodpoor et al., 20173013846138Not includedSSD applied in tapered group

E: events; T: total; PVC: polyvinylchloride; SSD: subglottic secretion drainage.

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