Intrathoracic vacuum therapy for the therapy of pleural empyema-a systematic review and analysis of the literature

CONCLUSIONS: The current literature shows that pleural vacuum therapy is a promising, safe, and feasible treatment alternative to existing treatment modalities for pleural empyema. However, the evidence for vacuum therapy without OWT is poor, and further data, optimally prospective or randomised control trials comparing the conventional surgical approach of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) decortication and minimally invasive vacuum therapy, are needed.PMID:36910103 | PMC:PMC9992597 | DOI:10.21037/jtd-22-1188
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research