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comunity pneumonia

Giulio Iorio, Maria Capasso, Giuseppe De Luca, Salvatore Prisco, Carlo Mancusi, Bruno Laganà, Vincenzo Comune
Background. Despite guideline recommendations, chest radiography (CR) for the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children is commonly used also in mild and/or uncomplicated cases. The aim of this study is to assess the reliability of lung ultrasonography (LUS) as an alternative test in these cases and suggest a new diagnostic algorithm. Methods. We reviewed the medical records of all patients admitted to the pediatric ward from February 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 with respiratory signs and symptoms...
2015: PeerJ
M E Zernotti, C Casarotto, M L Tosello, M Zernotti
OBJECTIVE: Determine the incidence of otological and endocranial complications of acute otitis media, taking into account previous treatments and the development of complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective follow-up study between March 1996-2003 including 16 patients: 9 men, 7 women. RESULTS: Nine patients (56.25%) had intracranial complications and seven otological ones. In the first group, 6 developed meningitis by Streptococcus pneumoniae, one sigmoid sinus thromboflebitis, one multiple abscesses, and one subdural empiema and encephalitis...
February 2005: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
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