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Protocol of the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion-2 (AMPLE-2) trial: a multicentre randomised study of aggressive versus symptom-guided drainage via indwelling pleural catheters

BMJ Open 2016 July 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Azzopardi M, Thomas R, Muruganandan S, Lam DC, Garske LA, Kwan BC, Rashid Ali MR, Nguyen PT, Yap E, Horwood FC, Ritchie AJ, Bint M, Tobin CL, Shrestha R, Piccolo F, De Chaneet CC, Creaney J, Newton RU, Hendrie D, Murray K, Read CA, Feller-Kopman […]

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Prophylactic radiotherapy for the prevention of procedure-tract metastases after surgical and large-bore pleural procedures in malignant pleural mesothelioma (SMART): a multicentre, open-label, phase 3, randomised controlled trial

The Lancet. Oncology 2016 June 23 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Clive AO, Taylor H, Dobson L, Wilson P, de Winton E, Panakis N, Pepperell J, Howell T, Stewart SA, Penz E, Jordan N, Morley AJ, Zahan-Evans N, Smith S, Batchelor TJ, Marchbank A, Bishop L, Ionescu AA, Bayne M, Cooper S, Kerry A, Jenkins […]

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Predictors of Clinical Use of Pleurodesis and/or Indwelling Pleural Catheter Therapy for Malignant Pleural Effusion

Chest 2014 December 4 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Fysh ET, Bielsa S, Budgeon CA, Read CA, Porcel JM, Maskell NA, Lee YC. Abstract Background The clinical course of patients with malignant pleural effusions (MPE) varies. The decision to undertake ‘definitive therapy’ (pleurodesis and/or indwelling pleural catheter [IPC]) for MPEs is decided on a case-by-case […]

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Mesothelioma: a soon to be forgotten disease in the United States?

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology.. 2012 Jul;19(3):258-61. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31825f1aba. [Link] Thomas D, Geck R, Rozas D, Muro-Cacho C, Rumbak M. Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and SleepMedicine, Department of Interventional Pulmonology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon cancer that commonly presents with a large unilateral bloody pleural […]

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Long-term indwelling pleural catheter (PleurX) for malignant pleural effusion unsuitable for talc pleurodesis

European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2008 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sioris T, Sihvo E, Salo J, Räsänen J, Knuuttila A. Heart Center, Tampere University Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, FIN-33521 Tampere, Finland. Abstract Aims: Talc pleurodesis using talc slurry via chest tube is a primary option in malignant pleural effusion, since life expectancy […]

Long-term mortality from pleural and peritoneal cancer after exposure to asbestos: Possible role of asbestos clearance

International Journal of Cancer. 2008 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Barone-Adesi F, Ferrante D, Bertolotti M, Todesco A, Mirabelli D, Terracini B, Magnani C. Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, CeRMS and Center for Oncologic Prevention Piemonte, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. Abstract Models based on the multistage theory of carcinogenesis predict that the rate […]

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Management of Malignant Pleural Effusion Associated with Trapped Lung Syndrome

Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals. 2008 Apr;16(2):120-3. [Link] Qureshi RA, Collinson SL, Powell RJ, Froeschle PO, Berrisford RG. Department of Thoracic Surgery,Exeter NHS Research and Development Support Unit Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Exeter, United Kingdom. rizwanqureshi2@aol.com Abstract Management of recurrent malignant pleural effusion associated with trapped lung syndrome remains problematic. An alternative […]

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Catheter-Tract Metastases Associated With Chronic Indwelling Pleural Catheters

Chest. 2007; 131:1232-1234.[Link] Sam M. Janes, MBBS, PhD, MRCP; Najib M. Rahman, BM BCh, MA, MRCP; Robert J. O. Davies, DM, FRCP and Y. C. Gary Lee, MBChB, PhD, FCCP * From the Centre of Respiratory Research (Drs. Janes and Lee), University College London, UK; and Oxford Pleural Unit (Drs. Rahman and Davies), Oxford Centre […]

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