The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee.

@article{Islam2012TheDA,
  title={The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee.},
  author={Saleem Islam and Casey M. Calkins and Adam B. Goldin and Catherine D. Ennis Chen and Cynthia D Downard and Eunice Y. Huang and Laura Cassidy and Jacqueline M Saito and Martin L. Blakely and Shawn Rangel and Marjorie J. Arca and F. Ben Abdullah and Shawn David St Peter},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={2101-10}
}
The aim of this study is to review the current evidence on the diagnosis and management of empyema. The American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee compiled 8 questions to address. A comprehensive review was performed on each topic. Topics included the distinction between parapneumonic effusion and empyema, the optimal imaging modality in evaluating pleural space disease, when and how pleural fluid should be managed, the first treatment option and optimal… CONTINUE READING
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