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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 (46) clinical trials

Pigtail Catheter: a Less Invasive Option for Pleural Drainage of Recurrent Hepatic Hydrothorax

Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is defined as a transudative pleural effusion in patients with liver cirrhosis in the absence of cardiopulmonary disease. The estimated prevalence among patients with liver cirrhosis is approximately 5-6% (Baikati et al., 2014). HH is an infrequent but a well-known complication of portal hypertension. Trans-diaphragmatic passage of ...

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Efficacy of Iodopovidone Versus Talc in Palliative Malignant Pleural Effusion

Background and Rationale: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) defined as presenting malignant cell in pleural effusion. It is usually found in advanced stage cancer or cancer of pleura. Most common primary tumor causing MPE is lung cancer (37%) followed with breast cancer (16%). From previous studies, when MPE was diagnosed, the ...

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Photo-induction as a Means to Improve Cisplatin Delivery to Pleural Malignancies

The primary objective of the study is to assess the safety and tolerability of intrapleural Visudyne-mediated photo-induction as a means to selectively increase tumor uptake of systemically administered Lipoplatin in patients with primary or secondary pleural malignancies. The secondary objectives are: Assessment of treatment efficacy as measured by dyspnea reduction, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Clinical Trial of Tumor Cell-derived Microparticles Packaging Chemotherapeutic Drugs to Treat Malignant Pleural Effusion

Malignant pleural effusion(MPE) as a common complication of advanced lung cancer is lack of efficient treatments. The investigators have successfully produced tumor cell-derived microparticles packaging chemotherapy drugs and confirmed that this new integrative targeted biochemotherapy treatment could effectively restrain tumor growth at cellular and animal levels.This new method could control ...

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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 ...

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