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Clinical outcome and prognostic factors of patients with pyogenic liver abscess requiring intensive care
Objective:Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, pyogenic liver abscess remains a life-threatening disease. This study evaluated clinical outcome and prognostic factors in patients withExpand
Pigtail tube drainage in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax.
We report our experience in using pigtail tube drainage in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax compared with traditional chest tube thoracotomy. One hundred two patients were included andExpand
Increased Lung Cancer Risk among Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Population Cohort Study
Introduction: Given one third of the human population have been infected with tuberculosis, it is important to delineate the relationship between tuberculosis and lung cancer. This study exploredExpand
The changing pathogens of complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyemas in a medical intensive care unit
ObjectivesTo assess the incidence, pathogens, and outcome of complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyemas in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) patients with pleural effusions.Design andExpand
Pigtail catheters vs large-bore chest tubes for management of secondary spontaneous pneumothoraces in adults.
It is still uncertain if large-bore chest tubes (20F-28F) is superior to pigtail catheter (10F-14F) in terms of the management of secondary spontaneous pneumothoraces (SSP). This study was designedExpand
Pleural effusions in febrile medical ICU patients: chest ultrasound study.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the necessity of thoracentesis in febrile medical ICU (MICU) patients, and to evaluate the efficiency and reliability of sonographic effusion patterns for diagnosingExpand
Improved diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy in peripheral pulmonary lesions: combination of radial probe endobronchial ultrasound and rapid on-site evaluation.
BACKGROUND Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of cytologic specimens is a useful ancillary technique in needle aspiration procedures of pulmonary/mediastinal lesions, but few reports had been carriedExpand
Risk of Periodontal Diseases in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
AbstractSeveral studies have reported an association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and periodontal diseases. However, a large-scale population-based cohort study was previouslyExpand
People with tuberculosis are associated with a subsequent risk of depression.
BACKGROUND There is some evidence that the prevalence of depression in patients with tuberculosis (TB) is higher than those in the general population. However, the incidence of depression afterExpand
Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: which associated conditions benefit from pigtail catheter treatment?
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to assess the clinical efficacy of pigtail catheter drainage for patients with a first episode of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) and different associatedExpand