The effects of urokinase instillation therapy via percutaneous transthoracic catheter in loculated tuberculous pleural effusion: a randomized prospective study.

@article{Kwak2004TheEO,
  title={The effects of urokinase instillation therapy via percutaneous transthoracic catheter in loculated tuberculous pleural effusion: a randomized prospective study.},
  author={Seung Min Kwak and Chan Sup Park and Jae Hwa Cho and Jeong-Seon Ryu and Sei Kyu Kim and Joon Chang and Sung Kyu Kim},
  journal={Yonsei medical journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={822-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to propose that intrapleural urokinase (UK) instillation could reduce pleural thickening in the treatment of loculated tuberculous pleural effusion. Forty- three patients who were initially diagnosed as having loculated tuberculous pleural effusion were assigned at random to receive either the combined treatment of UK instillation including anti-tuberculosis agents (UK group, 21 patients) or strictly the unaccompanied anti-tuberculous agents (control group, 22… CONTINUE READING