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

Najib, Marwan
October 2007
Thorax;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p897
Academic Journal
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.


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