Influence of three factors on the diagnostic effectiveness of transthoracic needle aspiration in pneumonia.

@article{Zalacan1995InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of three factors on the diagnostic effectiveness of transthoracic needle aspiration in pneumonia.},
  author={Rafael Zalaca{\'i}n and Jos{\'e} Luis Llorente and L Gaztelurrutia and Jos{\'e} I Pijoan and V{\'i}ctor Sobradillo},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={96-100}
}
Prior antibiotic therapy, size of the infiltrate, and the person who performed the technique were the three factors that we studied to assess their influence on the effectiveness of transthoracic needle aspiration (TNA). Ninety-one patients with a diagnosis of severe bacterial pneumonia, who underwent TNA, have been included in the study. The technique was carried out with an ultrathin needle gauge 25 and without fluoroscopic control. A univariate (UA) and a multivariate statistical analysis… CONTINUE READING

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