Predicting survival in patients with recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusions: an assessment of the prognostic values of physiologic, morphologic, and quality of life measures of extent of disease.

@article{Burrows2000PredictingSI,
  title={Predicting survival in patients with recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusions: an assessment of the prognostic values of physiologic, morphologic, and quality of life measures of extent of disease.},
  author={Craig M Burrows and William Christopher Mathews and Henri G. Colt},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={73-8}
}
PURPOSE To determine the prognostic value of pleural fluid pH, pleural fluid glucose, extent of pleural carcinomatosis (EPC) score, and Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) score in patients with recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusions. DESIGN Prospective 53-month study. SETTING Referral center for interventional pulmonology. PATIENTS Eighty-five consecutive patients (42 men and 43 women) with recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusions who were referred to the interventional… CONTINUE READING
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