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em·py·e·ma

 (ĕm′pī-ē′mə)
n. pl. em·py·e·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.

[Medieval Latin empyēma, from Greek empuēma, from empuein, to suppurate; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]

em′py·e′mic adj.

empyema

(ˌɛmpaɪˈiːmə)
n, pl -emata (-ˈiːmətə) or -emas
(Pathology) a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek empuēma abscess, from empuein to suppurate, from puon pus]
ˌempyˈemic adj

em•py•e•ma

(ˌɛm piˈi mə, -paɪ-)

n.
a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp. the pleural cavity.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek empýēma, empyē-, variant of empyeîn to suppurate]
em`py•e′mic, adj.

empyema

the collecting of pus in one of the cavities of the body, especially in the cavity containing the lungs.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
purulent pleurisy - a collection of pus in the lung cavity
Translations

em·py·e·ma

n. L. empiema, acumulación de pus en una cavidad, esp. la cavidad torácica;
___ of the chest___ torácico.

empyema

n empiema m
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However, high FADA levels can also occur in other disease conditions and particularly in empyemas, lymphomas, carcinomas and parapneumonic effusions due to proliferation of large numbers of neutrophils and lymphocytes in these conditions, resulting in false-positive results and misdiagnosis.
Shipway was twice elected President of the Royal Society of Medicine (in 1926 and 1932), introduced Avertin to British practice and was knighted in 1929 after having anaesthetised King George V twice for rib resection and drainage of empyemas (14).
Intracranial extension has a propensity to form epi-and/or subdural empyemas.
However, it can occasionally be seen in bacterial empyemas (where the necrotic tissue typically is made up of inflammatory cells with relatively few mesothelial cells), tuberculous and fungal infections in the pleura, and as a reaction to talc poudrage (Table 2).
Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes involved in children with pleural empyemas in France.
Thoracoscopy is being successfully used to clear out the chest of empyemas and clotted haemothoraces.
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We are seeing a large number of complicated necrotizing pneumonias and empyemas, we are seeing S.
Additionally, surgical intervention may be necessary for treatment as well when frequent hemoptysis has no resolution, or complications such as well defined abscesses, empyemas, discharging fistulas and sinuses are seen and lung neoplasm can not be ruled out, as in our patient [9].
Ultimately, he required bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for decortication of the empyemas (5,6), at which time extensive left lower lobe necrosis was noted.
Among patients with pneumonia, 12 of 17 CA-MRSA were complicated (9 empyemas and 3 pneumatocele/pneumothorax) versus 2 of 13 CA-MSSA (1 empyema and 1 pneumatocele).