Journal article

Poor oral hygiene, oral microorganisms and aspiration pneumonia risk in older people in residential aged care: a systematic review.

Sangeeta Khadka, Shahrukh Khan, Anna King, Lynette R Goldberg, Leonard Crocombe, Silvana Bettiol

Age and Ageing | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: aspiration pneumonia increases hospitalisation and mortality of older people in residential aged care. OBJECTIVES: determine potentially pathogenic microorganisms in oral specimens of older people with aspiration pneumonia and the effect of professional oral care in reducing aspiration pneumonia risk. DATA SOURCES: PUBMED/MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, COCHRANE, PROQUEST, Google Scholar, Web of Science. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: published between January 2001 and December 2019 addressing oral microorganisms, aspiration pneumonia, oral health and treatment. PARTICIPANTS: people 60 years and older in residential aged care. STUDY APPRAISAL AND SYNTHESIS METHODS: the Newcastle-Ottawa Sca..

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