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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

Comparison of Intrapleural Urokinase and Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery in the Treatment of Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion in Children

Despite the improvement in the technology available for diagnosing and treating empyema, the management of empyema in children remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of two common technical approach used for pleural effusion drainage in the treatment of childhood empyema.

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Point-of-care Ultrasound in Finland

This study has two aims. Deep venous thrombosis is a common suspected medical condition. If it cannot be excluded clinically and using D-dimer, ultrasound examination is required. An option for traditional radiologist-performed ultrasound is a 2-point compression ultrasound (2-CUS). The safety of this technique is proven. However there does not ...

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Malignant Pleural Effusion: Pleur-X vs. Chemical Pleurodesis in VATS

Before the study procedure the patients will be requested to perform some examination as physical and radiological examination. Patients will also complete questionnaires for quality of life assessment (EORTC QLQ 30) and symptoms (VAS for pain). Patients will then be randomized into one of the two arms. For patients included ...

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Ballooned Intercostal Drain Trial

Chest drains are an essential part of the treatment for patients with fluid or air around the lung, which usually causes breathlessness. Draining the fluid or air relieves symptoms and allows investigations to be carried out that can identify a cause for why the fluid or air is there. Chest ...

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The Safety of Thoracentesis Tunneled Pleural Catheter and Chest Tubes in Patients Taking Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants

The research component of this study simply observes and documents the outcomes of these procedures. Patients will undergo an analysis of their pre-procedural hematocrit and this will be compared to their post-procedural (next day) hematocrit.

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

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 ...

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