Current best practice in the evaluation and management of malignant pleural effusions

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Abstract

Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) are an important cause of cancer-related mortality and morbidity. It is a heterogeneous group of conditions, which leads to debilitating symptoms and confers a poor prognosis. Recent well-designed randomized trials have provided a broader evidence base for an expanding range of treatment options. Together, with new prognostic scoring systems and a greater understanding of how different patient phenotypes respond to treatment, this allows greater personalization of management. This article will discuss the current evidence on evaluation and management of MPEs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalTherapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Volume11
Issue number2
Early online date24 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • indwelling pleural catheter
  • malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural effusion
  • pleurodesis

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