TITLE

Pleurodesis with large-particle talc poudrage is safe in malignant pleural effusion

AUTHOR(S)
Najib, Marwan
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Thorax;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p897
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a prospective cohort study which examines whether pleurodesis with large-particle talc poudrage is safe in malignant pleural effusion in South Africa. It was found that there were no cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the study. The authors concluded that use of talc for pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusion is safe, and suggest that fears about ARDS are largely unfounded.
ACCESSION #
27422715

 

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