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Complicated Pleural Space Infections

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Does pt have pleural effusion & clinical picture consistent w/ pneumonia (eg, parapneumonic effusion)? Start empiric antibiotics after blood cultures are done.
  • Diagnostic thoracentesis for moderate to large effusions using ultrasound or CT guidance unless contraindicated (eg, severe coagulopathy)
  • Early thoracic surgery & interventional radiology consultation for complicated pleural space mgt

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Last updated: April 15, 2010


"Complicated Pleural Space Infections." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534260/all/Complicated_Pleural_Space_Infections.
Complicated Pleural Space Infections. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534260/all/Complicated_Pleural_Space_Infections. Accessed March 23, 2019.
Complicated Pleural Space Infections. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534260/all/Complicated_Pleural_Space_Infections
Complicated Pleural Space Infections [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 March 23]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534260/all/Complicated_Pleural_Space_Infections.
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