Last updated on September 2018

Fibrinolysis Compared to Thoracoscopy for Pleural Infection


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Pleural disorder | Pleural Infection
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects >18 years old with:
  • Evidence of empyema or complex parapneumonic effusion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Inability to give informed written consent
  • Previous thoracic surgery or thrombolytic therapy for pleural infection
  • Medical thoracoscopy cannot be performed within 48 hours
  • Hemodynamic instability or severe hypoxemia
  • Non corrected coagulopathy
  • Homogeneously echogenic effusion on pleural ultrasonography

Recruitment Status: Open


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