Patient mortality of active pulmonary tuberculosis requiring mechanical ventilation.

@article{Lee2003PatientMO,
  title={Patient mortality of active pulmonary tuberculosis requiring mechanical ventilation.},
  author={P L Lee and Jih-Shuin Jerng and Yingrui Chang and Chiao Fang Chen and Po Ren Hsueh and Chong-Jen Yu and Pan Yang and K. T. Luh},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={141-7}
}
Mortality remains high among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis requiring mechanical ventilation (TBMV). This study was carried out to establish the mortality rates of TBMV and to identify factors that contribute to in-hospital mortality. From January 1996-April 2001, there were 825 patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis at the National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Of these, 41 suffered acute respiratory failure and required mechanical ventilation in the intensive care… CONTINUE READING

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