TITLE

Pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion: talc, toxicity and where next?

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Helen E.; Lee, Y. C. Gary; Davies, Robert J. O.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Thorax;Jul2008, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p572
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion. They cite that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority has recently completed an urgent review of the safety of talc as a pleurodesis agent for malignant effusion. The author suggest that the reclassification of talc for pleurodesis as a drug is a positive step and may also lead to the development of new, better pleurodesis agents.
ACCESSION #
33317046

 

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