Rapid pleurodesis is an outpatient alternative in patients with malignant pleural effusions: a prospective randomized controlled trial

Ozkul S., Turna A., Demirkaya A. , Aksoy B., Kaynak K.

JOURNAL OF THORACIC DISEASE, cilt.6, ss.1731-1735, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Chemical pleurodesis can be palliative for recurrent, symptomatic pleural effusions in patients who are not candidate for a thoracic surgical procedure. We hypothesized that effective pleurodesis could be accomplished with a rapid method of pleurodesis as effective as the standard method.