Role of interventional pulmonology in the management of complicated parapneumonic pleural effusions and empyema.

@article{Breen2014RoleOI,
  title={Role of interventional pulmonology in the management of complicated parapneumonic pleural effusions and empyema.},
  author={D P Breen and Cyrus Daneshvar},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={970-8}
}
Pleural infection is a major problem that affects 80,000 cases per year in the UK and USA. It is increasing in incidence, and in an ageing population, it presents a complex challenge that requires a combination of medical therapies and may lead to the need for surgery. This article focuses on the role of the interventional pulmonologist in the diagnosis and… CONTINUE READING