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Follow-up Study on Pulmonary Function and Lung Radiographic Changes in Rehabilitating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Patients After Discharge

Lixin Xie; Youning Liu; Yueyong Xiao; Qing Tian; Bao-xing Fan; Hong Zhao; Weijun Chen;
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  • Published: 09 Jun 2005 Journal: Chest, volume 127, issue 6, pages 2,119-2,124 (issn: 0012-3692, eissn: 1931-3543, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Abstract
Objectives To follow-up on the changes in lung function and lung radiographic pictures of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients discharged from Xiaotangshan Hospital in Beijing (by regularly receiving examination), and to analyze retrospectively the treatment strategy in these patients. Methods Surviving SARS patients were seen at least twice within 3 months after discharge and underwent SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) IgG antibody testing, pulmonary function testing, and chest radiography and/or high-resolution CT (HRCT) examinations at Chinese PLA General Hospital. The treatments received at Xiaotangshan Hospital were analyzed retrospectivel...
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory systemskin and connective tissue diseasesrespiratory tract diseasesbody regions
free text keywords: Article, glucocorticoid, high-resolution CT, lung fibrotic changes, lung function, lung radiography, severe acute respiratory syndrome, ANOVA, analysis of variance, Cor, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus primer sequence, CXR, chest radiography, Dlco, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, Dlco/Va, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide constant, HRCT, high-resolution CT, NIPPV, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, OD, optical density, PCR, polymerase chain reaction, SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus, VC, vital capacity, Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Severity of illness, Pulmonary function testing, Pulmonary diffusion, DLCO, Lung, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Respiratory system, Respiratory disease, medicine.disease, Internal medicine, Retrospective cohort study
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