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Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen in Cologne is a hospital of standard medical care with 318 beds. As an academic teaching hospital of the University of Cologne, the Hospital is actively engaged in research and training. The Hospital annually treats 12,730 inpatients and 16,452 outpatients.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
5811
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
6750
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
22655
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
14385
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
5518
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
19390
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
12852
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
5926
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
5876
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
21239
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
13643
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
20474
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
13882
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
6215
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
22541
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
15537
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
6161
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
22471
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
14396
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
6111
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
22582
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
15784
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
5889
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
22169
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
14366
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
6884
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
25154
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
17088
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of lung abscess
6113
Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
22484
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
15864
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied has 13 Departments and is one of the largest hospitals in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. With 429 beds, the Marienhaus Klinikum St.

Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection
21332
Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection
13665
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Neuwied

About the disease

A lung abscess is a collection of pus in the lung tissue, which develops as a result of a bacterial infection. Diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia are among the predisposing factors that lead to the accumulation of pus in the lungs. Alcoholism is also one of the leading causes of a lung abscess.

There are two types of lung abscess: primary and secondary. A primary lung abscess can develop as a result of bacterial infections, such as pneumonia. Secondary lung abscesses can develop because of adverse breathing conditions, when foreign matter in inhaled. Alcoholism is the most common cause of secondary lung abscesses: intoxication usually results in vomiting, thereby increasing the likelihood that bacteria from the stomach will enter the lungs. This bacteria is not harmful when it is in the stomach, but when it gets into the lungs it can be quite damaging, especially when it is inhaled on a regular basis.

Individuals who are addicted to alcohol or drugs often have a weak immune system, making them more susceptible to various infections. An additional problem of frequent binge drinking is losing consciousness on a regular basis, which greatly undermines the immune system. People with HIV or autoimmune conditions are also in the at-risk group. Having a lung abscess causes the sufferer to cough all the time; they also tend to cough up masses that are bloody or resemble pus. At this point, it is a medical emergency, requiring immediate attention.

Symptoms

  • Continuous cough
  • Foul breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive sweating

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask the patient about their medical history, with particular attention to previous surgical procedures (which could have exposed the patient to an infection), and whether they have ever suffered from pneumonia or tuberculosis.
  • The doctor will enquire about the amount of alcohol the patient drinks, as frequent binge drinking can weaken the immune system.
  • A sputum test, whereby the mixture of saliva and mucus that is coughed up is examined under the microscope, can determine the type of infection the patient has contracted. It can also find out if there is any pus in the lungs.
  • Imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI scan, can show if pus is collecting in the lungs. This can indicate the presence of a lung abscess.
  • Blood tests can be useful in finding out which type of infection the patient has contracted, if this is still unclear.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment, such as a course of antibiotics, aims to kill the bacteria and eliminate all signs of pus in the lungs. Antibiotics need to be taken regularly for a fixed period of time to be effective.
  • Pus can be drained from the lungs using a special tube.
  • Partial or wedge resection is performed when part of the lung tissue is damaged to the point that it needs to be removed.
  • Lung resection is performed in the most severe cases, when it is impossible to restore lung function. If both lungs are extremely damaged, a lung transplant may be necessary to save the patient’s life.



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