Thoracoscopy in management of postpneumonic
Early use of intrapleural fibrinolytics in the management of postpneumonic
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.
Thoracoscopic decortication: A role for video-assisted surgery in chronic postpneumonic
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.