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Randomised controlled trial of intrapleural streptokinase in community acquired pleural infection.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for pleural infection includes catheter drainage and antibiotics. Tube drainage often fails if the fluid is loculated by fibrinous adhesions when surgical drainage is needed. Streptokinase may aid the process of pleural drainage, but there have been no controlled trials to assess its efficacy. METHODS: Twenty four patients with infected community acquired parapneumonic effusions were studied. All had either frankly purulent/culture or Gram stain positive pleural...

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10.1136/thx.52.5.416

Authors


Davies, RJ More by this author
Traill, ZC More by this author
Gleeson, FV More by this author
Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
52
Issue:
5
Pages:
416-421
Publication date:
1997-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:9df96931-22a1-4fb4-89c9-19c057cbda0d
Source identifiers:
15907
Local pid:
pubs:15907

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