Therapeutic impact of CT-guided percutaneous catheter drainage in treatment of deep tissue abscesses.

@article{Asai2013TherapeuticIO,
  title={Therapeutic impact of CT-guided percutaneous catheter drainage in treatment of deep tissue abscesses.},
  author={Nobuhiro Asai and Yoshihiro Ohkuni and Ikuo Yamazaki and Norihiro Kaneko and Masahiro Aoshima and Yasutaka Kawamura},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          483-6
        }
}
Combination therapy of CT-guided percutaneous drainage and antibiotics is the first-line treatment for abscesses. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated. However, the therapeutic impact of this procedure for infection treatment has never been reported. We retrospectively analyzed all 47 patients who received CT-guided percutaneous drainage for infection treatment. Patients' characteristics, pathogens isolated, antibiotics administered, technical and clinical outcomes, complications related to… CONTINUE READING
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