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Table 2 Main outcomes of the included studies

From: Medical thoracoscopy treatment for pleural infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Treatment success Assessment of successful intervention
Solèr et al. [10] 12 (75) No further surgical intervention
Brutsche et al. [11] 115 (90.6) No further intervention
Ravaglia et al. [12] 35 (85.4) Radiological resolution, objective evidence of sepsis resolution
Ohuchi et al. [13] 23 (79.3) Radiological resolution, objective evidence of sepsis resolution
Xiong et al. [14] 50 (76.9) No further surgical intervention
Abo-El-maged et al. [15] 26 (86.7) Clinical and radiological improvement
Hardavella et al. [16] 71 (84.5) No further surgical intervention
Sumalani et al. [17] 150 (93.8) Radiological resolution