Last updated on January 2019

Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions Using an Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheter and Non-Vacuum Collection System

Brief description of study

Indwelling tunneled pleural catheters have been successfully used to palliate dyspnea associated with recurrent malignant pleural effusions with few complications and spontaneous pleurodesis occurring in 30-50% of patients when using vacuum assisted drainage systems. Notably, all data on palliation of dyspnea as well as on rates of spontaneous pleurodesis have been performed using indwelling tunneled pleural catheters with vacuum assisted drainage systems. No current data exists regarding the efficacy, complications or rate of spontaneous pleurodesis when using indwelling tunneled pleural catheters and non-vacuum assisted drainage systems. This study is designed to evaluate an indwelling tunneled pleural catheter with a non-vacuum assisted drainage system for the management of recurrent malignant pleural effusions.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03414905

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