Lorente, L., et al.
The use of a system for continuous control of endotracheal tube cuff pressure reduced the
incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in one randomized controlled trial
(RCT) with 112 patients but not in another RCT with 142 patients. In several guidelines on
the prevention of VAP, the use of a system for continuous or intermittent control of
endotracheal cuff pressure is not reviewed. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of VAP in a large sample of patients (n=284) treated with either continuous or intermittent control of endotracheal tube cuff pressure.