Factors predicting mortality of patients with lung abscess.

@article{Hirshberg1999FactorsPM,
  title={Factors predicting mortality of patients with lung abscess.},
  author={Boaz Hirshberg and M Sklair-Levi and Ran Nir-Paz and Liat Ben-Sira and V Krivoruk and Mordechai Reuven Kramer},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={746-50}
}
BACKGROUND The rates of morbidity and mortality associated with lung abscess are still significant despite the introduction of antibiotic treatments. The aim of this work was to identify the factors that predict a poor outcome for patients with lung abscess. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records and the roentgenographic files of adult patients with lung abscess who were hospitalized from 1980 to 1996 at the Hadassah University Hospital, in Jerusalem, Israel. RESULTS The study… CONTINUE READING
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