Pulmonary embolism(PE) has a high mortality, particularly in the elderly patients. Higher sPESI, presence of co-morbidities, as well as high BUN and CRP levels are associated with increased mortality risk in elderly PE cases.
Objective: To determine clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings as well as mortality rates in younger and older patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and investigate risk factors associated with mortality in elderly patients.
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The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between smear results, the clinical features and the levels of radiological involvement of tuberculosis (TB). The high-grade level of smear acid-resistant bacilli positivity has been linked to increased infectiousness in pulmonary TB.
Objective: The high-grade level of smear acid-resistant bacilli (ARB) positivity has been linked to increased infectiousness in pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). The ability to predict infectiousness is important in the management of the disease. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between smear results, the clinical features, and the levels of radiological involvement of TB.