intrapleural


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intrapleural

 [in″trah-ploor´al]
within the pleura.

in·tra·pleu·ral

(in'tră-plū'răl),
Within the pleura or the pleural cavity.

intrapleural

adjective Within the pleura, pleural space.

intrapleural

In or of the space between the two layers of the PLEURA. The space is normally occupied by a thin layer of lubricating fluid.
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To reiterate, the intrapleural space is normally a potential space.
This creates the potential for large negative intrapleural pressures during pressurization and reflux of air or fluid into the thoracic cavity during chamber depressurization.
To study efficacy of intrapleural streptokinase in management of complicated parapneumonic effusion and empyema.
Controlled trial of intrapleural streptokinase for pleural infection.
This study and literature data confirmed that existence of intrapleural septa may predict a more complicated clinical course [6, 8-10, 15-20].
AHR was expressed as Penh, an indirect measurement that is correlated with airway resistance, impedance, and intrapleural pressure.
Intrapleural t-PA and DNase have been shown to improve the drainage, length of stay, and the frequency of surgical intervention in empyema.
The pathogenesis of NPPE is mainly attributed to the generation of marked negative intrapleural pressure [2, 5, 6].
Due to bleeding risk, decortication was deferred and the patient was instead treated with intrapleural tPA and dornase alpha.
Thoracic ultrasonography revealed an intrapleural cyst with a duplication of its wall suggesting a proliferative membrane without associated pleurisy (Figure 2).