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Research and guideline update
Cochrane corner: interventions for the management of malignant pleural effusions
  1. Amelia O Clive1,
  2. Rahul Bhatnagar1,
  3. Nancy J Preston2,
  4. Nick A Maskell1,
  5. Hayley E Jones3
  1. 1Academic Respiratory Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  2. 2International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  3. 3School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Nick Maskell, Academic Respiratory Unit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Nick.maskell{at}bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

Optimal management of symptomatic malignant pleural effusions remains an important issue as it affects a significant number of patients each year internationally. The overall survival remains poor, necessitating an evidence based treatment strategy that provides the best outcomes for individual patients. This paper summarises the results of the recently published Cochrane review on interventions in malignant pleural effusions.

  • Pleural Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Palliative Care

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