Last updated on February 2018

Randomized Study Comparing Pleural Drainage by Videothoracoscopy to Medical Drainage in Infectious Pleural Effusion

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Infectious Pleural Effusion
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infectious pleural effusion diagnosed by pleural punction with biologic features of infection: C Reactive Protein level >5 mg/L, White cells counts > 10000 G/L, Temperature >38c, effusion with a ph<7,2 or presence of polynuclear, and radiologic features of effusion requiring drainage (>1/5 thoracic volume)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior thoracic surgery, past history of pleural effusion
  • compressive effusion which should be treated in emergency
  • Pregnancy
  • No acceptance of the protocol by the informed patient

Recruitment Status: Open

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