A randomized trial of intracavitary bleomycin and Corynebacterium parvum in the control of malignant pleural effusions.

@article{Ostrowski1989ART,
  title={A randomized trial of intracavitary bleomycin and Corynebacterium parvum in the control of malignant pleural effusions.},
  author={Mark J Ostrowski and Terrence J. Priestman and Russell F Houston and W. C. Martin},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={19-26}
}
Fifty-eight patients with malignant pleural effusions were entered into a prospectively randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy of a local instillation of bleomycin or corynebacterium parvum (C. parvum) in controlling fluid reaccumulation after simple needle aspiration (thoracentesis). The response was assessed at 30 days by chest X-ray and… CONTINUE READING