Archive for the ‘Empyema’ Category

tube thoracostomySeven of the 36 patients treated for empyema during the period of this report failed to respond to conventional therapy. None of the 29 patients responding to tube thoracostomy subsequently required open drainage of any type. Six patients were chronic alcohol abusers: four of these were also intravenous drug abusers. The remaining patient was an intravenous drug abuser. One patient […]

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