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UNLABELLED By using immunohistochemistry in tissue microarrays of 137 cases, we evaluated the prognostic power of a 3-marker epithelial-mesenchymal transition–related model in patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer who underwent radical surgical resection. The Twist/Slug/Foxc2 coexpression model accurately prognosticated these patients and may be(More)
BACKGROUND The 2007 Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines defined severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) when patients fulfilled three out of nine minor criteria. Whether each of the criteria is of equal weight is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the weight of the minor criteria. (More)
INTRODUCTION The associations of radiological features with clinical and laboratory findings in Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to assess the associations. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 1230 patients with community-acquired pneumonia was carried out between January 2005 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The CURB-65 score is a simple well validated tool for the assessment of severity in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The weight of each criterion in very low-mortality-rate settings is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the weight in such setting. METHODS This study retrospectively reviewed 1,230 adult patients admitted for(More)
OBJECTIVES The individual 2007 Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are of unequal weight in predicting mortality. It is not clear whether the combinations of predictive findings might imply diverse severities or different mortalities. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND It is not clear whether low-blood pressure criterion could be removed from CURB-65 (confusion, urea >7 mmol/L, respiratory rate ≥30/min, low blood pressure and age ≥65 years) score to orchestrate an improvement in identifying patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in low-mortality rate settings. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of(More)
It is not clear whether the IDSA/ATS minor criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) could be simplified or even be modified to orchestrate improvements in predicting mortality.A retrospective cohort study of 1230 CAP patients was performed to simplify and to modify the scoring system by excluding 4 noncontributory or infrequent variables(More)
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