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Predictive factors for mortality among non-HIV-infected patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and respiratory failure.

Authors
  • Lin, S-M
  • Wang, T-Y
  • Liu, W-T
  • Chang, C-C
  • Lin, H-C
  • Liu, C-Y
  • Wang, C-H
  • Huang, C-D
  • Lee, K-Y
  • Kuo, H-P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2009
Volume
13
Issue
3
Pages
335–340
Identifiers
PMID: 19275793
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nosocomial pneumonia in TB patients with respiratory failure is associated with a poor prognosis; this appears to be further aggravated by delays in appropriate treatment. Measures to prevent nosocomial pneumonia should be carefully instituted and treatment for nosocomial pneumonia should be started promptly among such patients.

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