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Effect of an indwelling pleural catheter vs chest tube and talc pleurodesis for relieving dyspnea in patients with malignant pleural effusion: the TIME2 randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Malignant pleural effusion causes disabling dyspnea in patients with a short life expectancy. Palliation is achieved by fluid drainage, but the most effective first-line method has not been… Expand
British Thoracic Society guideline for diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy in adults: accredited by NICE
### Monitoring, precautions and complications ### Hypoxaemia ### Cardiac arrhythmias ### Bleeding complications
Local anaesthetic thoracoscopy: British Thoracic Society pleural disease guideline 2010
Thoracoscopy under local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation, also known as local anaesthetic thoracoscopy, medical thoracoscopy or pleuroscopy, is increasingly being performed by chest physicians… Expand
ERS/EACTS statement on the management of malignant pleural effusions
Malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are a common pathology, treated by respiratory physicians and thoracic surgeons alike. In recent years, several well-designed randomised clinical trials have been… Expand
Thoracic ultrasound in the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion
Background: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common clinical problem with described investigation pathways. While thoracic ultrasound (TUS) has been shown to be accurate in pleural fluid… Expand
Role of CT in assessing pleural malignancy prior to thoracoscopy
The definitive diagnosis of pleural malignancy depends upon histological confirmation by pleural biopsy. CT is reported to have a high sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of malignant… Expand
Management of malignant pleural effusion: challenges and solutions
- E. Penz, K. N. Watt, C. Hergott, N. Rahman, I. Psallidas
- Cancer management and research
- 23 June 2017
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a sign of advanced cancer and is associated with significant symptom burden and mortality. To date, management has been palliative in nature with a focus on… Expand
Effect of Opioids vs NSAIDs and Larger vs Smaller Chest Tube Size on Pain Control and Pleurodesis Efficacy Among Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusion: The TIME1 Randomized Clinical Trial.
IMPORTANCE For treatment of malignant pleural effusion, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are avoided because they may reduce pleurodesis efficacy. Smaller chest tubes may be less painful… Expand
Clinical outcomes of indwelling pleural catheter-related pleural infections: an international multicenter study.
BACKGROUND Indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) offer effective control of malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). IPC-related infection is uncommon but remains a major concern. Individual IPC centers see… Expand
Duodenal atresia: associated anomalies, prenatal diagnosis and outcome
BackgroundThe diagnosis of duodenal atresia is commonly made prenatally, either as an isolated lesion or due to its association with other chromosomal abnormalities (Robertson et al. in Semin… Expand