Sclerotherapy for malignant pleural effusions: a prospective randomized trial of bleomycin vs doxycycline with small-bore catheter drainage.

@article{Patz1998SclerotherapyFM,
  title={Sclerotherapy for malignant pleural effusions: a prospective randomized trial of bleomycin vs doxycycline with small-bore catheter drainage.},
  author={Edward F. Patz and H. Page McAdams and Jeremy J. Erasmus and Philip C. Goodman and D K Culhane and Robert C. Gilkeson and James E. Herndon},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={113 5},
  pages={1305-11}
}
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural effusions are a common problem for patients with metastatic disease. Most patients are treated with tube thoracostomy and sclerotherapy, although there remains no standard approach. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of bleomycin with doxycycline sclerotherapy for the treatment of malignant pleural effusions using small-bore catheters. METHODS All patients with a symptomatic malignant pleural effusion referred for chest tube drainage and… CONTINUE READING
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