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Pericardial Effusion Summary

Description: Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.

Also Known As: Chylopericardiums; Effusion, Pericardial; Effusions, Pericardial; Pericardial Effusions; Chylopericardium Show All >>

Networked: 1583 relevant articles (117 outcomes, 82 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pericardial Effusion

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Colchicine : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 19 results : FDA 13 Generic
  2. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 4 outcomes in 19 results : IBA
  3. Cisplatin (Platino) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 25 results : FDA 6 Generic
  4. Picibanil : 3 outcomes in 7 results : IBA
  5. Methylprednisolone : 3 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 18 Generic
  6. Bleomycin (Blenoxane) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 15 results : FDA 7 Generic
  7. Prednisolone (Predate) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 16 results : FDA 55 Generic
  8. Oxygen : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : IBA
  9. Thiotepa (Triethylenethiophosphoramide) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 5 Generic
  10. Diclofenac (SR 38) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : FDA 39 Generic
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Diseases Related to Pericardial Effusion

  1. Cardiac Tamponade
  2. Atrial Fibrillation
  3. Myocarditis (Carditis)
  4. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis)
  5. Body Weight (Weight, Body)
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Key Therapies for Pericardial Effusion

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  1. Pericardiectomy : 27 outcomes 13 studies in 171 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 12 outcomes 2 studies in 83 results
  3. Catheters : 10 outcomes 6 studies in 128 results
  4. Coronary Artery Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 29 results
  5. Decompression : 3 outcomes 1 study in 12 results
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