Empyema: an increasing concern in Canada.

  title={Empyema: an increasing concern in Canada.},
  author={Christian J Finley and Joanne C Clifton and Mohsen Sadatsafavi and John Yee},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  volume={15 2},
BACKGROUND Empyema is a suppurative infection of the pleural space. Without prompt treatment, it can result in significant hospital stays, more invasive treatments as it progresses, and substantial morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate whether there has been an increasing incidence of empyema in… CONTINUE READING