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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Heart and Lung|
|State||Published - Jul 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine