Treatment of infection associated with tunneled pleural catheters

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Chronic indwelling tunneled pleural catheters are increasingly used for the treatment of malignant pleural effusions. Some common complications of these catheters include empyema and local site infection. Empyema is generally treated with the removal of the pleural catheter and the administration of systemic antibiotics. We propose a different and more conservative but effective method of the treatment of infected tunneled pleural catheters. © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mahmood, K; Bower, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 72

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1948-8270

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1944-6586

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181ca66c1

Citation Source

  • Scopus