Management of recurrent pleural effusions with a tunneled catheter

Elizabeth Mc Connell Baker, Sheila Melander

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Recurrent pulmonary effusions are commonly seen in patients with end-stage diseases. Traditional treatment modalities have required several days of hospitalization or frequent invasive procedures. Drainage with a tunneled pulmonary catheter can provide symptom palliation and resolution of the effusion without activity restriction or hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-318
Number of pages5
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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