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Permanent indwelling catheters in the management of pleural effusions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23206718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The treatment of chronic recurrent pleural effusions continues to evolve with the recent emergence of tunneled indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs). Talc pleurodesis has been the standard of care for treatment of recurrent pleural effusions, but IPCs have gained more favor in recent years. IPCs offer several advantages, including a less invasive procedure, short postprocedure hospital stay, and greater patient control in the management of symptoms. Further randomized controlled studies are needed to more clearly differentiate which patients are better served by an IPC rather than traditional pleurodesis as their initial intervention.
Jacob Gillen; Christine Lau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, 725-2B Walker Square, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA.
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