Comparing cost of indwelling pleural catheter vs talc pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion

Academic Article


  • BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusion is associated with short life expectancy and signifi- cant morbidity. A randomized controlled trial comparing indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) with talc pleurodesis found that IPCs reduced in-hospital time and the need for additional procedures but were associated wiThexcess adverse events.
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  • Chest  Journal
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    Author List

  • Penz ED; Mishra EK; Davies HE; Manns BJ; Miller RF; Rahman NM
  • Start Page

  • 991
  • End Page

  • 1000
  • Volume

  • 146
  • Issue

  • 4