Lin Yu Chih

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BACKGROUND The authors reviewed nine patients presenting with discitis during infancy, demonstrating that its diverse forms of presentation lead to a delayed and difficult diagnosis. METHODS This study reports that initial radiographs may not show any alterations, enhancing the importance of scintillography or magnetic resonance for these cases. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To analyse clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis (IE), in order to guide medical procedures and indicate the surgical treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS 83 patients were submitted to clinical treatment of IE between January 1980 and December 1987; clinical aspects, laboratory and pathologic-anatomy findings, the site of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate if fever is an objective criterion in the assessment of response to antibiotic therapy and in the prognosis of patients undergoing treatment for infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS Fifty-eight cases of IE, occurring from January 1980 to December 1989 have been analysed retrospectively in this study. Emphasis was given to the clinical(More)
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