Empyema

Known as: Empyema [Disease/Finding] 
An accumulation of pus in a body cavity, usually the pleural space.
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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
2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND The incidence of childhood pneumonia decreased following introduction of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BACKGROUND Despite increasing incidence and morbidity, little evidence exists to inform the best management approach in childhood… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BACKGROUND Pediatric pneumococcal parapneumonic empyema (PPE) has become increasingly common. In the last decade, Utah has had… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to update the incidence and natural history of empyema in patients admitted to hospital… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
We investigated the increasing incidence of pediatric empyema during the 1990s at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake… (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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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
1985
Highly Cited
1985
Parapneumonic effusions occur in 20 to 40% of patients who are hospitalized with pneumonia. The mortality rate in patients with a… (More)
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