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Diagnosis and management of infectious pleural effusion.

Abstract:

Pleural infection remains a common illness, with a high morbidity and mortality. The development of frank empyema from a simple exudative pleural effusion is a result of biochemical changes within the pleural space in response to bacterial invasion. These changes can be used in the diagnosis of pleural infection and used to predict which patients will require intercostal drainage for resolution of infection. Recent large trials in empyema have further advanced our knowledge of microbiologic p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Role:
Author
Journal:
Treatments in respiratory medicine
Volume:
5
Issue:
5
Pages:
295-304
Publication date:
2006-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1176-3450
ISSN:
1176-3450
URN:
uuid:ce49369e-1269-42a3-8f42-a4ec8c5adbb2
Source identifiers:
8419
Local pid:
pubs:8419
Language:
English

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