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Table 2 Use of intrapleural streptokinase in empyema thoracis

From: A study of empyema thoracis and role of intrapleural streptokinase in its management

Reference* Number of patients Number of instillations Complications**
Chin [8] 17 1–10 None
Davies [9] 7 NA None
Lysy [23] 3 4–10 None
Willsie-Ediger [24] 3 1–10 None
Iaye [25] 9 1–4 Fever (3), chest wall erythema (2)
Alfageme [26] 8 NA None
Bouros [27] 5 3–10 Fever (1)
Taylor [28] 11 2–6 None
Jerjes-Sanchez [29] 30 2–10 Pleuritic pain (3), Fever (1)
Laisaar [30] 21 2–8 Fever, bleeding
Roupie [31] 16 1–3 Chills and fever (1)
Present Study 12 3–9 None
  1. * Figures in square brackets denote the reference number ** Figures in parenthesis refer to the number of patients that developed the respective complication