A comparative study of pleurodesis using talc slurry and bleomycin in the management of malignant pleural effusions.

@article{Ong2000ACS,
  title={A comparative study of pleurodesis using talc slurry and bleomycin in the management of malignant pleural effusions.},
  author={Kian Chung Ong and Vrithmani Aprameya Indumathi and Jagadesan Raghuram and Yong Yau Ong},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={99-103}
}
OBJECTIVE Differing success rates of various pleurodesis agents have been reported in the management of malignant pleural effusions. A randomized clinical trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of two commonly used agents, talc and bleomycin, for the pleurodesis of malignant pleural effusions. METHODOLOGY Inclusion in the study required proof of a malignant pleural effusion by fluid cytology or pleural biopsy. Exclusion criteria included trapped lung, loculated effusions, recurrent… CONTINUE READING

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