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Predictors of outcome with medical therapy in patients with pleural infection treated with intra-pleural fibrinolytics

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In patients with pleural infection, the failure of medical treatment (drainage and antibiotics) results in the need for surgery and/or death. It would be clinically helpful to be able to predict this failure at the time of presentation. We examined clinical predictors of outcome with medical therapy in 85 consecutive, prospectively identified patients (55 male; 30 female) receiving 14F chest drainage, antibiotics and intra-pleural fibrinolytics for pleural infection. Indices recorded included...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
53
Issue:
SUPPL. 4
Publication date:
1998-12-01
ISSN:
0040-6376
Source identifiers:
80074
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:80074
UUID:
uuid:4a5df22d-a76c-4021-bfaa-25e1ce23015c
Local pid:
pubs:80074
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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