Decreased mortality from brain abscesses since advent of computerized tomography.

@article{Rosenblum1978DecreasedMF,
  title={Decreased mortality from brain abscesses since advent of computerized tomography.},
  author={Mark L. Rosenblum and Julian T. Hoff and David Norman and Philip R. Weinstein and L Pitts},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={
          658-68
        }
}
No deaths have occurred among 20 consecutive patients with intraparenchyma brain abscesses treated at the University of California, San Francisco, since computerized tomographic (CT) brain scanning became a routine diagnostic procedure (study period: July, 1974, to June, 1977). These patients have been compared to 18 consecutive cases treated without benefit of CT analysis (January, 1970, to June, 1974) in order to determine the factors responsible for the recently improved prognosis. The… CONTINUE READING

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