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BACKGROUND Data concerning the rate of pulmonary embolism (PE) in Asian patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation are sparse, and no study has shown predictors of PE in these patients. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of PE in Korean patients with COPD exacerbation.(More)
BACKGROUND Viridans streptococci (VS) are a large group of streptococcal bacteria that are causative agents of community-acquired respiratory tract infection. However, data regarding their clinical characteristics are limited. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the clinical and radiologic features of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with(More)
INTRODUCTION Whether right ventricular (RV) dilation on computerized tomography (RVD-CT) is a useful predictor for clinical outcomes of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) remains debatable. Furthermore, data regarding the best combination of prognostic markers for predicting the adverse outcome of PE are limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors(More)
BACKGROUND Information regarding prognostic value of growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) and heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum levels of GDF-15 and H-FABP predict an adverse outcome for COPD(More)
INTRODUCTION In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), the prognostic implications of saddle or central emboli, as observed on computed tomography (CT), remain to be established. The aim of the present study was to assess whether the presence of saddle and central emboli could be used to predict clinical outcomes in patients with PE. MATERIALS AND(More)
There are limited data on the rate of clot resolution after acute pulmonary embolism and risk factors for residual emboli. The aim of the present study was to investigate the rate of clot resolution over time and identify risk factors of residual emboli in pulmonary embolism patients. We retrospectively analyzed pulmonary embolism patients with follow-up(More)
Little is known regarding the clinical features and course of in-situ pulmonary artery thrombosis (PAT). The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of PAT. Patients with PAT were retrospectively identified from a tertiary referral center in South Korea. A control group consisted of patients with pulmonary embolism in whom(More)
Although pneumonia is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism, patients with pulmonary embolism and concomitant pneumonia are uncommon. The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical features of pulmonary embolism with coexisting pneumonia. We retrospectively compared clinical, radiologic and laboratory parameters between(More)
OBJECTIVE The optimal prognostic model for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains unclear. In this study, we sought to identify independent predictors of 30-day mortality in patients with CAP and to determine whether adding specific prognostic factors to each of the two clinical prediction scores could improve the prognostic yield. METHODS This(More)
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