Admission chest CT complements fiberoptic bronchoscopy in prediction of adverse outcomes in thermally injured patients.

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In burned patients, inhalation injury can result in progressive pulmonary dysfunction, infection, and death. Although bronchoscopy is the standard for diagnosis, it only assesses the proximal airway and does not provide a comprehensive analysis of pulmonary insult. Chest radiographs have not been proven helpful in diagnosis of inhalation injury. Our… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e318237455f

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