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Pleural Diseases Clinical Trials

A listing of Pleural Diseases 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 (6) clinical trials

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Pleural Malignancies

Novel optical imaging techniques such as confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) have emerged in recent years as techniques that actually enable in vivo real-time microscopic analysis of malignancies of the GI-tract and lung cancer. Through recent advances the probe became small enough to fit through a biopsy needle and can be ...

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Respiratory Endoscopy: Diagnostic Yield Technical Factors and Complications

Background: Respiratory endoscopy comprises flexible bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy. The diagnostic yield, technical factors and complications for all patient sub-populations is still not clearly defined. This may result in inappropriate or even dangerous application of such procedures. The aim of the study is to collect data on these aspects of ...

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Noninvasive Ventilation Therapy for the Treatment of Pleural Effusion in Patients With Heart Failure

There are no investigations so far whether an application of positive pressure during non-invasive ventilation might be a therapeutic option for transudative pleural effusion in patients with heart failure. In view of the pathophysiological process with pleural effusion resulting from an increase in intravascular hydrostatic pressure, non-invasive ventilation might provide ...

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The Development of Novel Clinical Tests to Diagnose and Monitor Asthma in Preschool Children

In Canada, the most common chronic disease of childhood is asthma. Childhood asthma places a significant burden on the health care system (refn). No objective preschool asthma diagnostic tools exist, and the current gold-standard, the Asthma Predictive Index, does not provide information about lung function and symptom management. In this ...

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Novel Pleural Fluid Biopsy and Serum Biomarkers for the Investigation of Pleural Effusions

A prospective observation study examining the clinical utility of novel pleural fluid, biopsy and serum biomarkers for the investigation of pleural effusions (INVEST). The INVEST study will collect blood, pleural fluid and tissue samples from donors, allowing the opportunity to apply several novel blood and pleural fluid tests with interpretation ...

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Pleural Disease: Phenotypes Diagnostic Yield and Outcomes

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE Pleural disease i.e. with effusions or pneumothorax have a high disease burden to patients. This is because most patients require diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the form of drainage and biopsies. With increasing age, the incidence of pleural disease is likely to rise with concomitant rise in ...

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