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Pleural Effusion Clinical Trials

A listing of Pleural Effusion medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (55) clinical trials

Rational Approach to a Unilateral Pleural Effusion

Recurrent unilateral, non-infectious pleural exudate is suspicious for primary or secondary pleural malignancy. Both conditions are associated with 5-year survival of 10%. Work-up is difficult, as the pleural surface is large and <33% of pleural malignancies shed malignant cells to the pleural fluid. Even so, additional tissue biopsies are needed ...

Phase N/A

Randomized Study Comparing Pleural Drainage by Videothoracoscopy to Medical Drainage in Infectious Pleural Effusion

Infectious pleural effusion is a classic complication of pneumonia and often require pleural drainage. There is no consensus between surgical drainage and medical drainage indication in first intention to treat an empyema. Usually surgery is proposed in second intention after failure of medical drainage. Videothoracoscopy is well accepted in diagnosis ...

Phase N/A

Cisplatin for Malignant Pleural Effusion in Patients With Non-small-cell Lung Cancer

The lung was fully expanded by a thoracostomy using a chest tube with a double lumen, and then the patients were enrolled into the trial.First, premedication including antiemetics and hydration were performed. Thereafter, 75 mg of body surface area of cisplatin in 50 ml of distilled water was injected through ...

Phase N/A

Using Pleural Effusions to Diagnose Cancer

Background: Pleural effusions (PE) are common conditions that signal either pleural-disseminated infection or cancer. While these diagnoses bear tremendous importance for patients, they require invasive procurement of pleural tissues and/or cells and time. Simple and rapid diagnostic markers of pleural malignancy at admission that streamline diagnostic and treatment efforts remain ...

Phase N/A

The Effect of Chest Tubes Using Active Clearance Technology on the Incidence of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

Data will be collected and stored at the department of surgery of Montreal Heart Institute. Only the principal investigator and study coordinators will have access to the database. The primary analysis will be an intention-to-treat (ITT) analysis comparing the POAF rate in the PleuraFlow group to the POAF rate in ...

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Detection of EGFR Mutation in Malignant Pleural Effusion of Lung Cancer Patients and Cancer Cell Lines Establishment

Lung cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the world. Previous study has shown that about 88% lung cancer cases belong to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in Taiwan (1). Approximately 50~90% of NSCLC patients had expression (or described as overexpression) of EGFR in cancer (2,3). Although targeting the ...

Phase N/A

Ibuprofen or Morphine in Treating Pain in Patients Undergoing Pleurodesis for Malignant Pleural Effusion

OBJECTIVES: Primary - To evaluate the efficacy of a non-steroidal based regimen comprising ibuprofen in decreasing post-pleurodesis pain as compared to an opiate-based regimen comprising morphine sulfate in patients with malignant pleural effusion. - To evaluate whether chest drain size influences the amount of post-pleurodesis pain. OUTLINE: This is a ...

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A Comparative Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Face Talc Slurry and Iodopovidone for Pleurodesis

Pleurodesis is a technique used to fuse the two layers of the pleura. This is done to prevent reaccumulation of collections of fluid or air in this space. Common indications are malignant pleural effusions, recurrent pneumothorax and even benign effusions which are otherwise difficult to eradicate.

Phase N/A

Alteplase for Treatment of Empyema and Complicated Parapneumonic Effusion

This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study. Patients with empyema and complicated parapneumonic effusion who are felt to require fibrinolytic therapy will be considered for study enrollment. Enrolled patients will be randomized to one of five potential treatment arms (saline placebo, 4 mg once daily, 4 mg twice daily, ...

Phase N/A

Comparison the Level of CTGF Protein and Related Cytokine in Pleural Effusion

Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF, also known as CCN2) is a member of the CCN family. Cysteine-rich 61(Cyr61) is known as CCN1, and nephroblastoma over-expressed (Nov, known as CCN3) as well as Wisp-1/elm1( CCN4),Wisp-2/rCop1(CCN5), and Wisp-3 (CCN6)1. The CTGF is a secretory growth factor that bind with integrins on the ...

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