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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2010 ) > List of Articles

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

More about chest physiotherapy and ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention

George Ntoumenopoulos

Citation Information : Ntoumenopoulos G. More about chest physiotherapy and ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010; 14 (4):220-220.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.76090

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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