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PhD thesis (EN)

2012 (EN)
Η σημασία της έγκαιρης εργαστηριακής και κλινικής διερεύνησης ασθενών νοσηλευομένων σε μονάδα εντατικής θεραπείας που πάσχουν από ρινοκολπίτιδα
Evaluation of sinusitis in in the intensive care unit patient

Σκουλάς, Ιωάννης Γ

Χελιδώνης, Εμμανουήλ
Σοφράς, Φραγκίσκος
Σαμώνης, Γεώργιος
Βελεγράκης, Γεώργιος
Γκίκας, Αχιλλέας
Κοντάκης, Γεώργιος
Γεωργόπουλος, Δημήτρης

OBJECTIVE: The study goal was to compare endoscopically guided middle meatal cultures with cultures of antral lavage aspirate in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with sinusitis. METHODS: Prospective study of febrile ICU patients seen for sinusitis at a tertiary medical center. RESULTS: Of 31 antral lavages performed in 18 patients, 19 lavages yielded purulent or mucopurulent aspirate. Endoscopically guided middle meatal cultures yielded the same pathogen, as did cultures of the lavage aspirate in 4 (21%) of these 19 cases. The antral lavage was negative (absence of purulent/mucopurulent aspirate) in 12 cases, and of those, 5 (42%) of the 12 middle meatal cultures showed no growth (sensitivity = 21%, specificity = 58%, chi(2)-1.52, P = 0.218). CONCLUSION: Endoscopically guided middle meatal cultures did not correlate well with cultures from the antral lavage aspirate in febrile ICU patients evaluated for sinusitis. (EN)

Τύπος Εργασίας--Διδακτορικές διατριβές

Sinusitis in I.C.U.
Ρινοκολπίτιδα σε Μ.Ε.Θ.
Ενδοσκόπηση μέσου ρινικού πόρου
Endoscopy middle meatus



Σχολή/Τμήμα--Ιατρική Σχολή--Τμήμα Ιατρικής--Διδακτορικές διατριβές

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