Last updated on May 2019

Fibrinolytic Therapy Versus Medical Thoracoscopy


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Pleural disorder
  • Age: Between 18 - 90 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. CPPE along with evidence of septated pleural effusion on pleural ultrasonography and/or chest CT scan
  2. empyema.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. age <18 years;
  2. Pregnancy
  3. inability to give informed written consent;
  4. previous thoracic surgery or thrombolytic therapy for pleural infection;
  5. medical thoracoscopy cannot be performed within 48 hours;
  6. inability to tolerate procedure due to hemodynamic instability or severe hypoxemia;
  7. inability to correct coagulopathy;
  8. presence of a homogeneously echogenic effusion on pleural US27 -

Recruitment Status: Open


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