Scientific article

Prise en charge des infections de l’espace pleural

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 20, no. 859, p. 223-227
Publication date2024-01-31

Pleural space infections occur in approximately 10% of patients hospitalized for pneumonia and their incidence is increasing with an aging population. Pulmonary ultrasound is a good bedside diagnostic tool able to reduce complications associated with thoracocentesis and drainage. The RAPID score is being increasingly validated as a predictor for mortality but has not yet been proven useful to guide the treatment strategy and needs incorporation into prospective studies. Awaiting studies on outcome prediction and the comparison of an early surgical strategy versus drainage with intrapleural enzyme therapy, this article presents a summary of current knowledge of this complication.

  • Humans
  • Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Drainage
  • Aging
  • Knowledge
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RAMAKRISHNAN, Gokul et al. Prise en charge des infections de l’espace pleural. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2024, vol. 20, n° 859, p. 223–227. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2024.20.859.223
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