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Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions) Summary

Description: Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.

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

Networked: 5016 relevant articles (212 outcomes, 383 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pleural Effusion

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Talc : 12 outcomes 11 studies in 111 results : FDA 2
  2. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 9 outcomes 2 studies in 41 results : IBA
  3. Picibanil : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 41 results : IBA
  4. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase) : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 31 results : FDA 2
  5. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 5 outcomes in 42 results : IBA
  6. Prednisolone (Predate) : 5 outcomes in 32 results : FDA 55 Generic
  7. Praziquantel (Biltricide) : 5 outcomes in 9 results : FDA 1
  8. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) : 4 outcomes 18 studies in 81 results : IBA
  9. Cisplatin (Platino) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 37 results : FDA 6 Generic
  10. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 4 outcomes in 15 results : FDA 10 Generic
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Diseases Related to Pleural Effusion

  1. Ascites
  2. Pneumothorax
  3. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  4. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  5. Edema
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Key Therapies for Pleural Effusion

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  1. Pleurodesis : 22 outcomes 15 studies in 238 results
  2. Catheters : 13 outcomes 14 studies in 175 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 13 outcomes 9 studies in 226 results
  4. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 164 results
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 6 outcomes in 34 results
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