Thoracic empyema in high-risk patients: conservative management or surgery?

@article{Bar2010ThoracicEI,
  title={Thoracic empyema in high-risk patients: conservative management or surgery?},
  author={Ilan Bar and David Stav and Gershon Fink and Amir Peer and Tsilia Lazarovitch and Michael Papiashvilli},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={337-43}
}
We retrospectively analyzed the data of 119 patients who were treated for empyema thoracis from 1999 to 2007. There were 87 men with a mean age of 63.9 years (range, 19-79 years) and 32 women with a mean age 55.2 years (range, 26-78 years). The empyema was right-sided in 73 patients and left-sided in 46. The etiology was parapneumonic in 43.7% of cases, postoperative in 42.0%, posttraumatic in 11.8%, and due to other causes in 2.5%. Eight (6.7%) patients underwent surgery on admission because… CONTINUE READING

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