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Empyema, Pleural

Known as: Pleurisy, purulent, Empyema, chest, chest empyema 
The presence of pus in the thoracic cavity, between the visceral and parietal pleura.
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the incidence of empyema among children in the United States has changed since the introduction of the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BackgroundThe use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in the treatment of pleural empyema has been proposed since the early… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND The role of intrapleural fibrinolytic agents in the treatment of childhood empyema has not been established. A… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the optimal treatment of empyema thoracis (within the fibrinopurulent phase of illness) comparing… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
Spontaneous bacterial empyema (SBEM) is an infection of a preexisting hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients and has seldom been… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
We report a prospective multi-centre study of the clinical course and hospital management of thoracic empyema in 119 patients… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
DNA sequences belonging to the recently discovered Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), now provisionally designated… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND There are approximately 60,000 new cases of postpneumonic empyema every day in the United States. Usually the… Expand
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Review
1992
Review
1992
The retained bladder of a 27-year-old paraplegic woman suffering from recurrent pyocystis was removed laparoscopically. Operative… Expand
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
Cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration in cirrhotic patients is associated with an 83 percent mortality if prothrombin… Expand
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