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Surgical spectrum in the management of empyemas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22789604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Empyema remains a major source of morbidity and health care expenditure in the thoracic surgery community. Early intervention in pleural space infections is key to prevention of chronic empyemas and the need for surgical intervention. The advent of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has made it possible to treat stage I and stage II empyemas with significantly less morbidity. Although management of chronic empyema remains a significant challenge, surgical intervention is usually successful in cleaning up the pleural space.
Authors:
Matthew D Taylor; Benjamin D Kozower
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Box 800300, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0679, USA.
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