Clinical observation of tongue coating of perioperative patients: Factors related to the number of bacteria on the tongue before and after surgery

Background: Increased amount of tongue coating has been reported to be associated with increased bacteria count in the saliva and aspiration pneumonia in elderly people. However, the implications of tongue coating for prevention of postoperative complications in patients undergoing major oncologic o...

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Main Authors: Funahara, M. (Author), Hayashida, S. (Author), Soutome, S. (Author), Umeda, M. (Author), Yanamoto, S. (Author)
Format: Article
Published: BioMed Central Ltd. 2018
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