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The impact of gravity vs suction-driven therapeutic thoracentesis on pressure-related complications: the GRAVITAS multicenter randomized controlled trial

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BACKGROUND: Thoracentesis can be accomplished by active aspiration or drainage with gravity. We investigated whether gravity drainage could protect against negative-pressure related complications, such as chest discomfort, re-expansion pulmonary edema or pneumothorax, compared to active aspiration. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter single blinded randomized controlled trial allocated patients with large free-flowing effusions estimated ≥ 500 mL 1:1 to active aspiration or gravity drainag...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.chest.2019.10.025

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Chest More from this journal
Volume:
157
Issue:
3
Pages:
702-711
Publication date:
2019-11-09
Acceptance date:
2019-10-16
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EISSN:
1931-3543
ISSN:
0012-3692
Pmid:
31711990
Language:
English
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pubs:1073119
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uuid:c72c10a9-5688-4c00-a011-01a8f9031ab8
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1073119
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2019-12-03

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