TITLE

Intrapleural Fibrinolytics for Pleural Infection: Partial Answers in the Discussion of Surgical vs Nonsurgical Treatment

AUTHOR(S)
Deschamps, Claude
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2007, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p405
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the study "Intrapleural fibrinolytics combined with image-guided chest tube drainage for pleural infection," by G. M. Levinson and D. W. Pennington. He argues that critical information of their proposed treatment option for pleural infection is missing despite their claims of the method's efficacy. He acknowledges that study's conclusion that intrapleural urokinase and tissue-type plasminogen activator are effective in resolving the effusion and curing the infection.
ACCESSION #
24851311

 

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