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Malignant Pleural Effusion Summary

Description: Presence of fluid in the PLEURAL CAVITY as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells.

Also Known As: Pleural Effusion, Malignant; Effusion, Malignant Pleural; Effusions, Malignant Pleural; Malignant Pleural Effusions; Pleural Effusions, Malignant

Networked: 1087 relevant articles (107 outcomes, 178 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Malignant Pleural Effusion

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Talc : 21 outcomes 35 studies in 152 results : FDA 2
  2. Bleomycin (Blenoxane) : 10 outcomes 14 studies in 43 results : FDA 7 Generic
  3. Tetracycline (Achromycin) : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 47 results : FDA 62 Generic
  4. Cisplatin (Platino) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 35 results : FDA 6 Generic
  5. Doxycycline (Vibramycin) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 11 results : FDA 23 Generic
  6. Picibanil : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 20 results : IBA
  7. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 37 results : IBA
  8. bevacizumab : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 8 results : FDA 2
  9. Mitoxantrone (Novantrone) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 11 results : FDA 8 Generic
  10. Carboplatin (JM8) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 9 results : FDA 29 Generic
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Diseases Related to Malignant Pleural Effusion

  1. Lung Neoplasms (Lung Cancer)
  2. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  3. Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions)
  4. Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma (Carcinoma, Non-Small Cell Lung)
  5. Pneumothorax
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Key Therapies for Malignant Pleural Effusion

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  1. Pleurodesis : 38 outcomes 56 studies in 292 results
  2. Catheters : 16 outcomes 16 studies in 119 results
  3. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 36 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 69 results
  5. Thoracostomy : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 33 results
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