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pleural infection

Known as: infections pleural 
An infectious process affecting the pleura.
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
BACKGROUND Patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE) have limited prognoses. They require long-lasting symptom relief with… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
BACKGROUND More than 30% of patients with pleural infection either die or require surgery. Drainage of infected fluid is key to… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Background Pleural infection is common, and has a >30% major morbidity and mortality—particularly when infection is caused by… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND The optimal choice of chest tube size for the treatment of pleural infection is unknown, with only small cohort… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BACKGROUND Antibiotic choices for pleural infection are uncertain as its bacteriology is poorly described. METHODS Pleural… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND Intrapleural fibrinolytic agents are used in the drainage of infected pleural-fluid collections. This use is based on… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
“It seems probable that this study covers the period of practical extinction of empyema as an important disease.” Lionakis B et… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
These guidelines have been replaced by BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010 Superseded By BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010: BTS… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
In pleural infection, medical treatment failure (chest-tube drainage and antibiotics) requires surgery and increases mortality… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND Standard treatment for pleural infection includes catheter drainage and antibiotics. Tube drainage often fails if the… Expand
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