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Predictors of outcome and long-term survival in patients with pleural infection

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In pleural infection, medical treatment failure (chest-tube drainage and antibiotics) requires surgery and increases mortality, it would be helpful to predict which patients will fail this approach. We examined clinical predictors in 85 consecutive patients with pleural infection receiving chest drainage and intrapleural fibrinolytics, and recorded age, length of history, antibiotic delay and choice, time to drainage, blood/pleural fluid (PF) bacteriology, PF pH, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Volume:
160
Issue:
5 I
Pages:
1682-1687
Publication date:
1999-01-01
ISSN:
1073-449X
Source identifiers:
80009
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:80009
UUID:
uuid:ed69ca6f-cd85-4590-9574-009c53024c10
Local pid:
pubs:80009
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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