The low therapeutic efficacy of postoperative chest radiographs for surgical intensive care unit patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The clinical value of postoperative chest radiographs (CXRs) for surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients is largely unknown. In the present study, we determined the diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy of postoperative CXRs for different surgical subgroups and related their efficacy to the time after ICU admission. METHODS A prospective… (More)

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