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Recommendations for managing paediatric empyema thoracis

Roxanne E Strachan and Adam Jaffé, on behalf of the Australian Research Network in Empyema (ARNiE)
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (2): 95.

Paediatric empyema thoracis occurs in 0.7% of pneumonias in Australia and general paediatricians may only see a few cases in their career. A recent survey demonstrated a lack of consensus in management across Australia, highlighting the need for a local guideline.

  • Roxanne E Strachan
  • Adam Jaffé
  • on behalf of the Australian Research Network in Empyema (ARNiE)

  • Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

Adam Jaffé has received an unrestricted grant, paid to his institution, from GlaxoSmithKline, and Roxanne Strachan has received funding to attend a conference from GlaxoSmithKline.

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