Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) is a prophylactic antibiotic regimen that is not widely used in practice. We aimed to describe the opinions of key 'stakeholders' about the validity of the existing evidence base, likely consequences of implementation, relative importance of their opinions in influencing overall practice, likely barriers to implementation and perceptions of the requirement for further research to inform the decision about whether to embark on a further large randomised controlled trial.
Cuthbertson, B. H., Campbell, M. K., Maclennan, G., Duncan, E. M., Marshall, A. P., Wells, E. C., Prior, M. E., Todd, L., Rose, L., Seppelt, I. M., Bellingan, G., & Francis, J. J. (2013). Clinical stakeholders' opinions on the use of selective decontamination of the digestive tract in critically ill patients in intensive care units: an international Delphi study. Critical Care, 17(6), [R266]. https://doi.org/10.1186/cc13096