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The ongoing struggle with empyema management: is surgery really the answer?

Abstract:
Despite having been described over 3,000 years ago, pleural infection continues to be a challenging condition to treat. The last decade has seen a greater understanding of the pathogenesis and microbiology of pleural infection. There are now data to suggest that although the majority of cases are related to pneumonic consolidation, the varied microbiology and radiological findings suggest that primary pleural infection is a distinct entity requiring specific attention.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.21037/jtd.2018.10.54

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1195-1680
Publisher:
Pioneer Bioscience Publishing Company
Journal:
Journal of Thoracic Disease More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
S33
Pages:
S4122-S4125
Publication date:
2018-11-27
Acceptance date:
2018-10-12
DOI:
EISSN:
2077-6624
ISSN:
2072-1439
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Pubs id:
pubs:951186
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uuid:cef67f48-81cc-4d1a-8e10-9cead1d0380a
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pubs:951186
Source identifiers:
951186
Deposit date:
2018-12-11

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