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BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) frequently require admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) for application of mechanical ventilation (MV). We aimed to determine whether comorbidities and clinical variables present at ICU admission are predictive of ICU mortality. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure delays from onset of symptoms to initiation of treatment in patients with smear-negative and smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis and to identify reasons for these delays. METHODS A total of 136 newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. RESULTS The patients were divided into(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung is a rare condition, with a reported incidence between 0.04 - 1.2% of all tumors of the lung. We present a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung. A61-year man presented to the outpatient department complaining of cough and blood-streaked sputum for 5 days. The computed tomography scan of the(More)
Aspiration of foreign bodies into the tracheobronchial tree is extremely rare in adults without an underlying predisposing factor. A high index of suspicion is the most important factor leading to a diagnosis of tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration. Unless the patients give a clear history of aspiration, a foreign body may remain occult for years. To(More)