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Outcomes of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment of Thoracic Empyema: A Population-Based Study

Friday, November 15, 2019

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Rahul Nayak, Susan B. Brogly, Katherine Lajkosz, M. Diane Lougheed, Dimitri Petsikas

The authors evaluated outcomes of empyema management in over 9,000 patients in Ontario, Canada, from 1996-2015. Mortality was higher for nonoperative management at all time points assessed up to one year.

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