Urokinase Versus Primary Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery for Empyema

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Institute of Child Health

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 1

Conditions

Empyema

Treatments

Drug: insertion of a chest drain with urokinase instillation
Procedure: primary video-assisted thorascopic surgery

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00144950
02AR04

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will compare VATS versus chest drain insertion and urokinase in the treatment of childhood empema by a randomised prospective study.

Sex

All

Ages

Under 16 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

patients under the age of 16 referred to GOSH for management of empyema

Exclusion criteria

-

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations

1

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