In the pleura, most lymphoid infiltrates are inflammatory in nature and seen in persons with chronic pleuritis/ postpneumonic
pleurisy (Figure 1).
empyema in childhood: selecting appropriate therapy.
MONTREAL -- In patients with postpneumonic empyema, early intervention with video-assisted thorascopic surgery can result in immediate and complete resolution, according to Donna E.
A study comparing VATS to thoracotomy in the treatment of postpneumonic empyema favored VATS for a lower relapse rate (0% versus 12%) and a nonsignificant trend toward shorter hospital stay (7 versus 11 days), with identical morbidity and mortality rates (Ann.
MONTREAL -- A dramatic increase in the incidence of postpneumonic empyema requiring decortication is an "alarming" phenomenon that may possibly signal a new crisis in the management of community-acquired pneumonia, according to Shona E.
In a review of all adult cases of postpneumonic empyema [defined as a pus-containing pleural effusion] requiring decortication at her center between April 1997 and December 2004, Dr.