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Pleurodesis

Known as: Pleurosclerosis, Scarification of pleura, pleurodesis procedure 
The production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure is used in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulas, malignant… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
CONTEXT Malignant pleural effusion causes disabling dyspnea in patients with a short life expectancy. Palliation is achieved by… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND Talc is the most effective chemical pleurodesis agent for patients with malignant pleural effusion. However, concerns… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
We report two trials describing whether talc pleurodesis with a mean particle size of less than 15 microm ("mixed" talc) produces… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
OBJECTIVE Recurrent pleural effusion is a common condition and often presents a challenge for treatment. The aim of this report… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
BackgroundBullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax has been associated with high postoperative recurrence rates when video… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness and safety of a chronic indwelling pleural catheter with doxycycline… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Chemical pleurodesis is an effective treatment of malignant pleural effusions, but indications must be individualised to optimise… Expand
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Review
1997
Review
1997
Pleurodesis aims to achieve a symphysis between parietal and visceral pleural surfaces, in order to prevent accumulation of fluid… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of talc slurry for pleurodesis. DESIGN Retrospective. PARTICIPANTS All… Expand
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Review
1970
Review
1970
Several techniques have been developed to accomplish these objectives. Open thoracotomy allows for the resection or stapling of… Expand
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