cancer, pleural, effusion
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2018 Apr 05;378(14):1313-1322 Randomized Controlled Trial
IN cancer, pleural, effusion The Use of
talc administered through an indwelling pleural catheter (4 g of talc slurry)
As Treatment, Acute
Is better Than
indwelling pleural catheter alone
To induce pleurodesis: 43% talc VS. 23% catheter only. No significant between-group differences in effusion size, inpatient days, mortality, or number of adverse events