Intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy for pleural infection.

@article{Bouros2007IntrapleuralFT,
  title={Intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy for pleural infection.},
  author={Demosthenes Bouros and Argyris Tzouvelekis and Katerina Antoniou and John E. Heffner},
  journal={Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          616-26
        }
}
Pneumonia with secondary pleural infection causes considerable morbidity and mortality. Intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytic agents to dissolve fibrinous adhesions is intended to improve pleural fluid drainage and prevent pleural loculations. In the last 20 years their application in the every day clinical practice has dragged much of attention and several studies have supported their use in the management of parapneumonic pleural effusions (PPE) and pleural empyema (PE). However, recent… CONTINUE READING

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