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Thoracic empyema: a 12-year study from a UK tertiary cardiothoracic referral centre.

Marks, DJ; Fisk, MD; Koo, CY; Pavlou, M; Peck, L; Lee, SF; Lawrence, D; ... Zumla, AI; + view all (2012) Thoracic empyema: a 12-year study from a UK tertiary cardiothoracic referral centre. PLOS One , 7 (1) , Article e30074. 10.1371/journal.pone.0030074. Green open access

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Abstract

Empyema is an increasingly frequent clinical problem worldwide, and has substantial morbidity and mortality. Our objectives were to identify the clinical, surgical and microbiological features, and management outcomes, of empyema.

Type: Article
Title: Thoracic empyema: a 12-year study from a UK tertiary cardiothoracic referral centre.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030074
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0030074
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Marks et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. These authors have no support or funding to report.
Keywords: Adult, Aged, Empyema, Pleural, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1337502
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