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A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions

Wood, RP and Tzakis, A and Shaw, BW and Starzl, TE (1987) A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 164 (3). 283 - 284. ISSN 0039-6087

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Abstract

This technique for the drainage of simple pleural effusions is simple, safe and effective. It requires little more skill than the ability to perform a thoracentesis or central venous line placement. It appears ideal for both the bedridden patient who cannot sit for repetitive thoracocentesis and for the ambulatory patient who need not be tied down with a chest tube and underwater seal system. We stress that the system is functional only for simple transudates and will provide unsatisfactory drainage of thick or bloody effusions.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wood, RP
Tzakis, A
Shaw, BW
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume: 164
Number: 3
Page Range: 283 - 284
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0039-6087
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062118975, Starzl CV No. 703
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 15:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4089

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