Pleural Empyema and Aortic Aneurysm

@article{Wu2015PleuralEA,
  title={Pleural Empyema and Aortic Aneurysm},
  author={Ching-Yang Wu and Ta-Wei Su and Kuo-Yang Huang and Po Jen Ko and Sheng-Yueh Yu and Tsung-Chi Kao and Te-Chun Shen and Tzu-Yi Chou and Cheng-Li Lin and Chia-Hung Kao},
  journal={Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={94}
}
AbstractPleural empyema (PE) may evolve into necrosis, fistula in the thorax, and sepsis; thus, it is also associated with high mortality.We investigated and analyzed the risk of aortic aneurysm (AA) in a cohort study of patients with PE.A total of 34,250 patients diagnosed with PE were identified as the PE cohort, and 137,000 patients without PE were selected randomly as the control group and matched by sex, age, and index year of PE diagnosis. Patients ages 20 years and younger with a history… 
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