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Pleural Empyema (Pyothorax) Summary

Description: Suppurative inflammation of the pleural space.

Also Known As: Pyothorax; Empyema, Pleural; Empyemas, Pleural; Empyemas, Thoracic; Pleural Empyemas Show All >>

Networked: 531 relevant articles (41 outcomes, 17 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pleural Empyema

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Streptokinase : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 18 results : FDA 1
  2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 36 results : IBA
  3. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 2
  4. Cefmetazole (Cefmetazole Sodium) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 2
  5. Gentamicins (Gentamicin) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 63 Generic
  6. Metronidazole (Metric) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 70 Generic
  7. Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  8. Teicoplanin : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  9. Volatile Fatty Acids : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Doxycycline (Vibramycin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 23 Generic
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Diseases Related to Pleural Empyema

  1. Fistula
  2. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  3. Infection
  4. Lung Abscess
  5. Abscess
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Key Therapies for Pleural Empyema

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  1. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube) : 8 outcomes 2 studies in 36 results
  2. Thoracostomy : 5 outcomes in 34 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes in 13 results
  4. Debridement : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results
  5. Thoracotomy : 2 outcomes 1 study in 36 results
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