Intrapleural Fibrinolytics for Pleural Infection: Partial Answers in the Discussion of Surgical vs Nonsurgical Treatment
- Intrapleural Fibrinolytics Combined With Image-Guided Chest Tube Drainage for Pleural Infection. Levinson, Gary M.; Pennington, Daniel W. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2007, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p407
OBJECTIVE: To present our method of treating pleural Infection by using a combination of image-guided chest tube drainage and Intrapleural fibrinolytics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts and radiographs of 30 consecutive patients with pleural Infection who...
- Sequential Fibrinolytic Treatment with Urokinase and rt-TPA in Two Cases of Acute Arterial Thromboembolism -- Case Reports. Cina, Gregorio; Ferrante, Angela M. R.; Marra, Roberto; Storti, Sergio; Pagano, Livio; Bizzi, Bruno; Crucitti, Francesco // Vascular Surgery;May1991, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p289
Thrombolytic drugs may be an alternative therapy for acute limb ischemia in patients who are not surgically treatable. Two cases of acute limb ischemia managed successfully with a sequential intraarterial infusion of urokinase and recombinant-type tissue plasminogen activator (rt-TPA) are...
- Diagnosis and Management of Parapneumonic Effusions and Empyema. Sahn, Steve A. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/1/2007, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p1480
Approximately 1 million patients develop parapneumonic effusions (PPEs) annually in the United States. The outcome of these effusions is related to the interval between the onset of clinical symptoms and presentation to the physician, comorbidities, and timely management. Early antibiotic...
- Literature Reviews. Lampe, John B.; Kogut, Kelly A.; Lobe, Thom E. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1999, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p378
Presents a summary of and commentary on the study `Urokinase in the Management of Complicated Parapneumonic Effusions in Children,' by S. Krishnan, N. Amin et al.
- pleurorrhea. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1807
A definition of the medical term "pleurorrhea," which refers to effusion of fluid into the pleura, is presented.
- Pleural Effusion from Malignancy. Leff, Alan; Hopewell, Philip C.; Costello, John // Annals of Internal Medicine;Apr78, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p532
Provides information on pleural effusion from metastatic malignancy. Dynamics of pleural-fluid formation; Characteristics of malignant effusion; Diagnosis of metastatic pleural malignancy; Details on the methods of treatment of recurrent effusion; Conclusions and recommendations.
- Unusual Cause of Bilateral Pleural Effusion. GOWRINATH, K.; JYOTHI, P.; RAGHAVENDRA, C. // Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research;Jun2015, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p2
An image showing unusual cause of bilateral pleural effusionin in a patient is presented.
- Parapneumonic Effusion in Children. Hendaus, Mohamed A.; Janahi, Ibrahim A. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jan2016, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p10
In this article, the author recommends use of several measures including treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics, intrapleural administration of fibrinolytics and video-assisted thoracic surgery in case of parapneumonic effusion (PPE) in children. It mentions increased incidence of...
- Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor levels in patients with burn injuries and inhalation trauma requiring mechanical ventilation: an observational cohort study. Backes, Yara; van der Sluijs, Koenraad F.; de Boer, Anita M. Tuip; Hofstra, Jorrit Jan; Vlaar, Alexander P. J.; Determann, Rogier M.; Knape, Paul; Mackie, David P.; Schultz, Marcus J. // Critical Care;2011, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p1
Introduction: Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) has been proposed as a biologic marker of fibrinolysis and inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic value of systemic and pulmonary levels of suPAR in burn patients with...