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Evaluating the efficacy of thoracoscopy and talc poudrage versus pleurodesis using talc slurry (TAPPS trial): protocol of an open-label randomised controlled trial

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INTRODUCTION: The management of recurrent malignant pleural effusions (MPE) can be challenging. Various options are available, with the most efficacious and widely used being talc pleurodesis. Talc can either be applied via a chest drain in the form of slurry, or at medical thoracoscopy using poudrage. Current evidence regarding which method is most effective is conflicting and often methodologically flawed. The TAPPS trial is a suitably powered, multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007045

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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
11
Pages:
e007045
Publication date:
2014-11-26
Acceptance date:
2014-10-31
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EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Source identifiers:
491694
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English
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2014-12-14

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