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Madison, Wisconsin 53792

  • Critically Ill


This study will examine the impact of acute illness on sequential airway IgA levels in intensive care patients who will require prolonged intubation. Infections are the most common cause of late deaths in non-head injured trauma patients and a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, especially intubated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Nosocomial pneumonia is the most common of these infections, and its incidence in defined populations of critically injured patients is responsive to route and type of nutrition. This study will focus on the mechanisms of specific immune mucosal defenses in intestinal and extraintestinal sites and link enteral feeding (or lack of it) with maintenance (or deterioration) of respiratory mucosal defenses.


Inclusion Criteria: - Subjects must be intubated, intensive care patients. Exclusion Criteria: - No severe pulmonary contusions or evidence of airway bleeding



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Principal Investigator
Kenneth Kudsk, MD
University of Wisconsin Medical School

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Madison, Wisconsin 53792
United States

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Date Processed: March 30, 2020

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