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Indwelling pleural catheters for non-malignant effusions: a multicentre review of practice.

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Indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) are commonly used in the management of malignant pleural effusion (MPE). There is little data on their use in non-malignant conditions. All IPC insertions for non-malignant cases from five large UK centres were found using prospectively maintained databases. Data were collected on 57 IPC insertions. The commonest indications were hepatic hydrothorax (33%) and inflammatory pleuritis (26%). The mean weekly fluid output was 2.8 L (SD 2.52). 48/57 (84%) patient...

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
69
Issue:
10
Pages:
959-961
Publication date:
2014-10-01
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Source identifiers:
484653
Language:
English
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pubs:484653
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uuid:07773bdc-0668-47b7-9de7-a3717e9ef49e
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Deposit date:
2014-09-20

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