Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1843.1999.00177.x
Title: Recent advances in the management of pleural sepsis: What is the evidence?
Authors: Lim, T.K. 
Keywords: Chest tube
Empyema
Parapneumonic effusion
Streptokinase
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy
Issue Date: 1999
Source: Lim, T.K. (1999). Recent advances in the management of pleural sepsis: What is the evidence?. Respirology 4 (3) : 207-212. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1843.1999.00177.x
Abstract: The management of pleural sepsis involves early diagnosis, administration of appropriate antibiotics, recognition of poor prognostic features and timely intervention to drain the infected pleural space. Important recent advances in the management of pleural sepsis include better imaging techniques, the use of flexible image-guided drainage catheters, adjunctive intrapleural thrombolytic therapy and the introduction of interventional thorascopy. These advances have been augmented, in the past year, by results from prospective controlled studies comparing different therapeutic options. This review describes an evidence-based approach to the management of pleural sepsis which incorporates recent therapeutic advances.
Source Title: Respirology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132093
ISSN: 13237799
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1843.1999.00177.x
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