empyema


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a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)

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An extremely high ADA activity should raise suspicion of tubercular empyema.
All TA activation-positive patients had complicated pneumonia with parapneumonic effusions, empyema, necrotizing pneumonia, and/or lung abscesses, as did 36% of the negative group.
Material and Methods: Twenty eight patients were enrolled in the study who fulfilled the criteria for empyema and were willing for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, chances of conversion to open cholecystectomy and risk of complications involved.
On the basis of findings and laboratory results, the patient was diagnosed as having empyema.
Lymphoma, metastasis from unknown origin, empyema, and post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) comprised of 3, 1, 1, and 4 cases of chylothorax, respectively.
Empyema and tympany of guttural pouches are encountered conditions in equines.
It is most commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and may result in empyema.
The long-term presence of a pleural effusion, even if unchanged in size, should raise the possibility of active tuberculous empyema.
Decortication, resection of the right upper lung lobe, and drainage of the empyema were performed on the third day of hospitalization and a chest tube was inserted.
Conclusion: In both LC and OC groups there was no wound infection in cases of chronic cholecystitis, the frequency of occurrence of wound infection was three times as common in OC as compared to LC in acute cholecystitis / empyema.
Empyema is one of the commonest complications of pneumonia, the usual treatment of which requires antibiotics, adjusted according to clinical response and microbiological results, insertion of a chest tube to achieve drainage of the pus, and referral for surgery.
gracilis and their associated clinical diagnosis, 7 were from patients with lung abscess or empyema, and 2 were from those with aspiration pneumonia (6).
Streptococcus equi equi accounts for most primary bacterial infections of the guttural pouch (GP) and lead to the development of an empyema (FREEMAN, 1980; PERKINS et al.