Video-assisted Hyperthermic Pleural Chemoperfusion Versus Bed-side Talc Slurry Pleurodesis for Refractory Malignant Pleural Effusions.
The study compares prospectively two groups of patients with refractory maignant pleural
effusion. Group A consists of patients undergoing video-assisted hyperthermic pleural
chemoperfusion (with a pump machine) and group B includes patients undergoing bed-side tube
thoracostomy and talc slurry pleurodesis.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Recurrence of pleural effusion
2 months following intervention
Nikolaos Barbetakis, MD,PhD
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Thoracic Surgery Department, Theagenio Cancer Hospital
Theagenio Cancer Hospital, Ethics Committee,Greece':'
Theagenio Thoracic Surgery 2