SESSION TITLE: Impact of Pleural Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
PURPOSE: Malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are a common clinical problem. Definitive management strategies for symptomatic patients include chemical pleurodesis and indwelling pleural catheters. The clinical pathway that patients with symptomatic MPE experience prior to definitive palliation, including all procedures and hospital admissions, has not been systematically examined.