TITLE

Intrapleural t-PA plus DNase improved clinical outcomes in patients with pleural infection

AUTHOR(S)
Mathur, Praveen N.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;12/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 6, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examined the role of intrapleural recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) or recombinant human DNAse, alone or in combination, in improving outcomes in patients with pleural infection. Patients with evidence of infection and pleural fluid with macroscopic purulence, positive bacterial infection culture are included in this study. The results show that there was a reduction in pleural opacity.
ACCESSION #
69859168

 

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