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Chest Tube Drainage of Transudative Pleural Effusions Hastens Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01104285
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 15, 2010
Results First Posted : May 23, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 23, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether chest tubes to drain transudative pleural effusions helps patients come off mechanical ventilation earlier.

Condition or disease
Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 198 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Chest Tube Drainage of Transudative Pleural Effusions Hastens Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation
Study Start Date : March 2010
Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Study Completion Date : April 2010
Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Standard care
Treatment of pleural effusion with diuresis
Chest tube
Treatment of pleural effusion with diuresis and chest tube


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total Days of Mechanical Ventilatory Support [ Time Frame: days ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
112 patients standard; 86 patients chest tube
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with transudative pleural effusion and requiring mechanical ventilation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with coagulopathy
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, New York
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maimonides Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yizhak Kupfer, MD Maimonides Medical Center
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sidney Tessler, Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01104285     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10/03/VA02
First Posted: April 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: May 23, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 23, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pleural Effusion
Hydrothorax
Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases