Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome

@article{Chu2004SpontaneousPI,
  title={Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome},
  author={Chung-Ming Chu and Y Y Leung and Joyce Yee-Hing Hui and I. F. N. Hung and Veronica lee Chan and Wah Shing Leung and Kin Ip Law and C. Stanley Chan and K. S. Chan and Kwok Yung Yuen},
  journal={European Respiratory Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={802 - 804}
}
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SP) unrelated to assisted ventilation is a newly recognised complication of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The objective of the present study was to examine the incidence, risk factors and the outcomes of SP in a cohort of SARS victims from a community outbreak. Data were retrieved from a prospectively collected database of virologically confirmed SARS patients. One hundred and twelve cases were analysable, with 13 patients developing SP (11.6%) at a… 
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