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Predictors of mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscess.
BACKGROUND Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is uncommon but potentially life-threatening. The objective of this study was to identify the prognostic factors for PLA. METHODS The medical records of 253Expand
Water‐soluble contrast study predicts the need for early surgery in adhesive small bowel obstruction
Background The optimal period of conservative treatment for adhesive small bowel obstruction remains controversial. This study sought to determine whether a 24‐h abdominal radiograph after oralExpand
Accuracy of ED sonography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
The objective was to compare the accuracy of abdominal sonography performed by emergency physicians in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis with that of the surgeons' clinical impression. ThreeExpand
An epidemiologic study of dog bites among postmen in central Taiwan.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the occupational hazard of dog bites among postmen. METHODS Data were collected from postmen working for 9 post offices in central TaiwanExpand
Hemopneumothorax missed by auscultation in penetrating chest injury.
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and extent of hemothorax, pneumothorax, and hemopneumothorax missed by auscultation in penetrating chest injury. DESIGN A retrospective chart and chestExpand
Nonspinal tuberculous osteomyelitis in children.
Tuberculous osteomyelitis is uncommon in children but its incidence seems to have increased in our hospital recently. From April 1984 to December 1994, we treated 12 children with this problem. ThreeExpand
Timing of shoulder exercise after modified radical mastectomy: a prospective study.
BACKGROUND There are several factors those contribute to the amount of axillary drainage after modified radical mastectomy. The drains should be removed as early as possible. Whether the activeExpand
Infective endocarditis in infants and children during the past ten years.
BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis occurs infrequently in the general pediatric population, but is often associated in patients with underlying heart disease. Even today it remains a serious threatExpand
Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum after dental extraction.
Pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and subcutaneous emphysema can occur occasionally after a surgical procedure. Facial swelling is a common complication of dental management. The occurrence ofExpand
Tubularized incised plate urethroplasty for proximal hypospadias
Objective To review our experience of using the tubularized incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty (useful in the treatment of distal hypospadias) to treat proximal hypospadias.