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Differentiating Malignant from Tubercular Pleural Effusion by Cancer Ratio Plus (Cancer Ratio: Pleural Lymphocyte Count)
Background. We performed prospective validation of the cancer ratio (serum LDH : pleural ADA ratio), previously reported as predictive of malignant effusion retrospectively, and assessed the effectExpand
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EBUS-TBNA: Are Two Needle Revolutions (Back and Forth Movement of theNeedle Inside the Lymph Node) Adequate for Diagnosis of Lung Cancer?
Aim: The optimum number of revolutions (back and forth movement of the needle inside the lymph node) during endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) remains to beExpand
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Identifying Malignant Pleural Effusion by A Cancer Ratio (Serum LDH: Pleural Fluid ADA Ratio)
AimWe studied the diagnostic potential of serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in malignant pleural effusion.MethodsRetrospective analysis of patients hospitalized with exudative pleural effusion inExpand
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Evaluation of a disease management program for COPD using propensity matched control group.
BACKGROUND Disease management programs (DMPs) have proliferated recently as a means of improving the quality and efficiency of care for patients with chronic illness. These programs include educationExpand
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Effectiveness of medical thoracoscopy and thoracoscopic talc poudrage in patients with exudative pleural effusion.
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of medical thoracoscopy (MT) and thoracoscopic talc poudrage (TTP) in patients with exudative pleural effusion. METHODS We evaluated theExpand
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Our Clinical Experience of Self-Expanding Metal Stent for Malignant Central Airway Obstruction
Background We studied the safety, effectiveness, and limitations of airway stenting using self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) in patients with malignant central airway obstruction (CAO). Methods AExpand
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Achieving Optimal Clinical Outcomes in Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Catheterizations of the Internal Jugular Vein After a Simulation-Based Training Program for Novice Learners
  • J. Koh, Y. Xu, +8 authors A. Ng
  • Medicine
  • Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society…
  • 1 June 2014
Introduction The aim of this study was to determine the number of ultrasound-guided (USG) central venous catheterization (CVC) of the internal jugular vein (IJV) residents had to perform, after aExpand
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Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for the Diagnosis of Central Lung Parenchymal Lesions
Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of convex probe endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for detecting malignancy in parenchymalExpand
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Timeliness of Diagnosing Lung Cancer: Number of Procedures and Time Needed to Establish Diagnosis
Abstract To study number of procedures and time to diagnose lung cancer and factors affecting the timeliness of clinching this diagnosis. Retrospective cohort study of lung cancer patients whoExpand
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Posttuberculosis tracheobronchial stenosis: use of CT to optimize the time of silicone stent removal.
PURPOSE To evaluate whether air pockets (tracheobronchial air columns in the space between the outer surface of the stent and the adjacent airway wall) discernible at computed tomography (CT) canExpand
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