Dr. Alex Chee, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

The aim of this presentation is to review current management of pleural infection, including the use of pleural drainage devices, fibrinolytic therapy and procedural approaches. The presentation will use a combination of previous studies, current guidelines/consensus statements as well as recently published literature for difficult to treat pleural infections.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • review current guidelines on the management of pleural infection;
  • understand controversial topics in pleural infection; and
  • be familiar with ongoing clinical trials in pleural infection management.