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Intrapleural streptokinase in the management of malignant multiloculated pleural effusions

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Objective: Pleural effusions are a frequent complication of malignancy and cause considerable morbidity from dyspnea. The drainage and control of malignant effusions relieve symptoms and maintain quality of life but these are difficult in patients with multiloculated effusions in whom drainage usually fails. This observational series reports the use of intrapleural streptokinase (IPSK) in the management of malignant multiloculated pleural effusions resistant to standard chest tube drainage. M...

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10.1378/chest.115.3.729

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Role:
Author
Journal:
Chest
Volume:
115
Issue:
3
Pages:
729-733
Publication date:
1999-01-01
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ISSN:
0012-3692
URN:
uuid:d8a8bb11-c232-4a21-a084-4e3e277f4076
Source identifiers:
80012
Local pid:
pubs:80012

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