Bilateral empyema

Bhattacharaya, S.; Sinha, K.N.; Ramakant, Dr. and Dubey, P.C. (1987) Bilateral empyema. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 34 (4). pp. 192-193.

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Seventeen cases bilateral empyema are described. In children it was mostly post-pneumonic whereas in adults in was tuberculous. Prompt intercostal drainage on either side supported by antibiotics and/or antitubercular drugs, protein supplementation in diet, postural drainage and respiratory physiotherapy is curative on most occasions. The association of a bronchopleural fistula worsens the prognosis and its persistence calls for thoracoplasty if the general condition and pulmonary functions are satisfactory.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bilateral Empyema, Children, Child, Post-Pneumonic, Antibiotics, Antitubercular Drugs, Thoracoplasty, Bronchopleural Fluid, Intercostal Drainage, Respiratory Physiotherapy, Protein Supplements
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Chemical Actions and Uses > Pharmacologic Actions > Therapeutic Uses > Anti-Infective Agents > Anti-Bacterial Agents
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive > Endoscopy
Therapeutics > Drainage
Therapeutics > Physical Therapy Techniques
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Empyema, Pleural
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Drainage
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Diet
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Empyema, Pleural
ID Code:3117
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:20 October 2008

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