Chest 2021 June 10 [Link] Rachelle Asciak, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Anna Bibby, Andrew Kidd, Stephen Gerry, Rachel Mercer, Nick Maskell, Kevin G Blyth, Peter Fsadni, Stephen Montefort, Ioannis Psallidas, Najib M Rahman Abstract Background: Most patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) present with malignant pleural effusion (MPE). There is in vitro evidence that MPE may…

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Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2020 March 26 [Link] Hassan M, Gadallah M, Mercer RM, Harriss E, Rahman NM Abstract Objectives: Pleurodesis is an important management option to palliate breathlessness in patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE). This systematic review aimed to examine available literature for studies investigating factors that predict pleurodesis outcome.Methods: The healthcare…

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Cureus 2019 February 20 [Link] Barsky AR, Cengel KA, Katz SI, Sterman DH, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive disease, with few, if any, curative interventions. While there is growing interest in using immunotherapy and immuno-gene therapy to treat MPM, very limited data currently exist for combining these modalities with…

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Cureus 2018 November 28 [Link] Kitajima K, Nakamichi T, Hasegawa S, Kuribayashi K, Yamakado K Abstract Talc pleurodesis has been reported to increase fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the high attenuation areas of pleural thickening, making it difficult to distinguish between benign granulomatous inflammatory processes and malignancies, which may therefore interfere with the post-chemotherapy disease evaluation…

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Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients,…

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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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Anticancer Research. 2012 Nov;32(11):5071-4. [Link] Lumachi F, Mazza F, Ermani M, Chiara GB, Basso SM. Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences (DiSCOG), University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy. flumachi@unipd.it. Abstract Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common in most patients with advanced cancer, especially in those with lung cancer,…

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Anticancer Research. 2012 Nov;32(11):5131-4. [Link] Basso SM, Mazza F, Marzano B, Santeufemia DA, Chiara GB, Lumachi F. Surgey I, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Via Montereale 24, 33170 Pordenone, Italy. drsteba@tin.it. Abstract Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common, debilitating complication of several types of advanced malignancy, which may significantly reduce the quality of life…

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Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2008 Dec 18;40(6):600-2. [Article in Chinese] [Link] Zhang W, Wang GF, Zhang H, Mu XD, Jin Z. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China. Abstract Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of talc poudrage pleurodesis via semi-rigid medical thoracoscopy in the treatment of malignant pleural effusions,…

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Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska. 2005;73(3):281-4. [Link] Fijolek J, Wiatr E, Langfort R, Gawryluk D, Usiekniewicz J, Caban P, Orlowski TM, Szczepulska E, Opoka M, Malek G, Bestry I, Kazimierz-Sliz R. III Klinika Chorob Pluc, Warszawie. Abstract Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura is a rare neoplasm with a poor prognosis. The most often symptoms of this…

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