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Outpatient Talc Administration by Indwelling Pleural Catheter for Malignant Effusion.
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusion affects more than 750,000 persons each year across Europe and the United States. Pleurodesis with the administration of talc in hospitalized patients is the most common treatment, but ...
P15 A pilot study of a dedicated ballooned intercostal drain
Introduction Intercostal tube drainage of pleural air or fluid is an essential tool in the management of respiratory patients. A common complication of drain insertion is accidental removal of the drain, usually as a result ...
Ballooned Intercostal Drain Trial
This study is designed to assess whether a new type of chest drain reduces the number of drains that fall out of or are accidentally removed from the chest cavity (usually requiring another drain to be inserted), without ...