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British Thoracic Society guideline for diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy in adults: accredited by NICE
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This poster discusses the management of Hypoxaemia and Cardiac arrhythmias with a focus on the treatment of the former and the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of the latter.
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.
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There was no significant difference between IPCs and talc pleurodesis at relieving patient-reported dyspnea among patients with malignant pleural effusion and no previous pleurodenis.
Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions. An Official ATS/STS/STR Clinical Practice Guideline
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These recommendations, based on the best available evidence, can guide management of patients with MPE and improve patient outcomes.
ERS/EACTS statement on the management of malignant pleural effusions
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The literature revealed that talc pleurodesis and indwelling pleural catheters effectively manage the symptoms of MPE and the LENT score was identified as a validated tool for predicting survival in MPE, with Brims' prognostic score demonstrating utility in mesothelioma prognostication.
Management of malignant pleural effusion: challenges and solutions
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
Role of CT in assessing pleural malignancy prior to thoracoscopy
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The use of CT alone in determining which patients should have invasive pleural biopsies should be re-evaluated, and further studies to define the diagnostic pathway are now required.
Intrapleural use of tissue plasminogen activator and DNase in pleural infection.
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Intrapleural t-PA-DNase therapy improved fluid drainage in patients with pleural infection and reduced the frequency of surgical referral and the duration of the hospital stay.
Thoracic ultrasound in the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion
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TUS is useful in differentiating malignant from benign pleural disease in patients presenting with suspected MPE and may become an important adjunct in the diagnostic pathway.
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