Pleural Infection (Empyema) - Institute for Respiratory Health

Pleural Infection (Empyema)

Pleural infection (empyema) within the pleural cavity is a common and an increasing clinical problem, especially in the elderly and in childhood. Bacteria in the pleural space can lead to pleural effusion and/or the collection of pus.

Pleural effusion research helps us understand how pleural infection is caused, how it develops and how it can be best treated.

What we are doing now and where our research is taking us

The Pleural Medicine Unit, headed up by Professor Gary Lee, is conducting a number of projects around reducing bacteria in the pleural cavity.

To me and my team the most important thing about our research is to help improve patient care.

Prof Gary Lee, Head of the Pleural Medicine
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