Risk factors for complicated parapneumonic effusion and empyema on presentation to hospital with community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Chalmers2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for complicated parapneumonic effusion and empyema on presentation to hospital with community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={James D Chalmers and Aran Singanayagam and Maeve P Murray and Caroline Scally and A Fawzi and Adam T. Hill},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={592-7}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify key factors on admission predicting the development of complicated parapneumonic effusion or empyema in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia. METHODS A prospective observational study of patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia in NHS Lothian, UK, was conducted. Multivariate regression analyses were used to evaluate factors that could predict the development of complicated parapneumonic effusion or empyema, including… CONTINUE READING