Thoracolithiasis: 11 cases with a calcified intrapleural
Conclusion: Our study showed that use of intrapleural
streptokinase in complicated (culture positive and/or loculated) parapneumonic effusion and empyema were an effective treatment when cases were selected precisely, and it did not increase hospital stay and period of drainage compared to the second group.
streptokinase as adjunctive treatment for persistent empyema in pediatric patients.
streptokinase is widely used in patients with pleural infection on the basis of small studies that showed some benefit, this larger, randomized trial suggests it should generally be avoided in these patients, the investigators concluded.
Three dose levels will be administered by intrapleural
injection in comparative, dose-optimizing studies.
cysts up to 5 mm were noted in the dense pleural fibrosis.
2] was between 30 and 40 mmHg in all patients at the time of diagnosis of capnothorax with intrapleural
Context: Based on 10 years experience with subcutaneous, intratumoral and intrapleural
mistletoe treatment, high dose intravenous mistletoe treatment for advanced metastasised malignant disease was started in our department in the year 2005.
The speculation is the gravitational effects on pulmonary blood flow and the intrapleural
pressure gradient improves ventilation-perfusion ratios.
Also, there are at least 32 cases in the literature of ARDS occurring after the administration of intrapleural
talc and in 8 instances the patients died .
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum typically occurs when there is a significant increase in pulmonary volume followed by a dramatic increase in intrapleural
pressure as seen with sneezing, coughing, vomiting, and Valsalva maneuvers.
Absorption speed varies with site of local anaesthetic injection--from fastest to slowest: intravenous > intercostal > intrapleural
> paracervical > paravertebral > epidural > plexus blocks > > spinal > skin infiltration.