Empyema, Pleural

Known as: Pleurisy, purulent, Empyema, chest, chest empyema 
The presence of pus in the thoracic cavity, between the visceral and parietal pleura.
National Institutes of Health

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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… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Pediatric parapneumonic empyema (PPE) has been increasing in several countries including Spain. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
ed bullet points Clinical picture N All children with parapneumonic effusion or empyema should be admitted to hospital. [D] N If… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
We conducted a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine whether streptokinase instillations adjunctive to… (More)
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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… (More)
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2001
2001
BACKGROUND We evaluated a technique of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) decortication of the visceral cortex to reexpand… (More)
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1999
1999
OBJECTIVE Despite modern diagnostic methods and appropriate treatment, pleural empyema remains a serious problem. Our purpose was… (More)
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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… (More)
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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… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
We developed an experimental model of acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in anesthetized ventilated rabbits to determine… (More)
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