Lung cancer after pneumonia diagnosis

By  |  December 28, 2009 | 

In this large cohort of 40,744 patients hospitalized with pneumonia, 9% were diagnosed with a pulmonary cancer after a mean time of 297 days. Risk factors for subsequent cancer diagnosis included white race, prior cancer, and smoking. Close follow up after pneumonia in patients with these risk factors should be ensured (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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