Implications of early sonographic evaluation of parapneumonic effusions in children with pneumonia.

@article{Ramnath1998ImplicationsOE,
  title={Implications of early sonographic evaluation of parapneumonic effusions in children with pneumonia.},
  author={R Richard Ramnath and Richard M. Heller and Tal Ben-Ami and Mark Andrew Miller and Peter Campbell and Wallace W. Neblett and George W. Holcomb and Marta Hernanz-Schulman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={101 1 Pt 1},
  pages={68-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To devise a clinically relevant grading system for the sonographic evaluation of parapneumonic effusions, and to evaluate length of hospital stay as a function of treatment approach and sonographic grades. METHODS Chest sonograms of 46 pediatric patients diagnosed with empyemas and admitted to two medical centers in the last 8 years were retrospectively evaluated using a grading system based on the degree of fibrinous organization within the parapneumonic effusions. Hospital charts… CONTINUE READING

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