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Assessment and treatment of malignant pleural effusions: visual analogue scale, ultrasound and drainage

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This thesis consists of 3 studies:

1. Determination of the minimal important difference (MID) of the visual analogue scale for dyspnoea (VASD):

Determining the MID of the VASD is essential to interpret the results of trials in patients with malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). Patients undergoing a pleural procedure assessed the change in their VASD and the degree of change in their symptoms on a Likert scale. The mean VASD in patients experiencing a ‘small but just worthwhil...

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MSD
Department:
NDM
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Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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