Use of urokinase in childhood pleural empyema.

  title={Use of urokinase in childhood pleural empyema.},
  author={Angelo Barbato and Cristina Panizzolo and Carlamaria Monciotti and Fabiana Marcucci and G Stefanutti and Pier Giorgio Gamba},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  volume={35 1},
Urokinase is an enzyme with a fibrinolytic effect that facilitates pleural empyema drainage through a chest tube. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of pneumothorax, the need for pleural debridement surgery, the persistence of fever, and the number of days in hospital in a group of children with parapneumonic pleural empyema treated with urokinase. This was an uncontrolled retrospective study on children suffering from parapneumonic empyema. Data collected on 17 children treated with… CONTINUE READING


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