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Empyema

by Jeremy Brown, PhD
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    The lecture Empyema by Jeremy Brown, PhD is from the course Pleural Disease.


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    1. pH >7.2
    2. Culture identifies bacterial growth.
    3. The specimen is turbid.
    4. The neutrophil count is high.
    5. The specimen shows low glucose.
    1. Chest X-ray is a highly sensitive investigation for identifying loculations in empyema.
    2. Ultrasound scan is a highly sensitive investigation for identifying loculations in empyema.
    3. The drain of the pleural effusion will prevent pleural thickening.
    4. Intrapleural fibrinolytic drugs can be used for the effective drainage of the empyema.
    5. The drain of the empyema helps in decreasing the bacterial load.
    1. 4-6 weeks.
    2. 1-2 weeks.
    3. 2-3 weeks.
    4. 3-4 weeks.
    5. 12-14 weeks.
    1. Co-amoxiclav or clindamycin.
    2. Piperacillin and azithromycin.
    3. Azithromycin and tetracycline.
    4. Amoxicillin or azithromycin.
    5. Tetracycline and rifampicin.

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     Jeremy Brown, PhD

    Jeremy Brown, PhD


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