A chest tube is a hollow, flexible tube placed in the chest that acts like a drain. With pleural effusions a chest tube drains the blood or fluid from around the lung allowing it to fully expand. 79 more words
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Citation: Kumar N, Murki S. Indian Pediatr. 2013 Dec 8;50(12):1157-8
BACKGROUND: Umbilical venous lines are sometimes complicated with pleural and or pericardial effusion, often due to line migration. 116 more words
Israel EN, Blackmer AB. Tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of parapneumonic effusions in pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2014 Jan 4.
“Intrapleural fibrinolysis has been investigated for the treatment of pleural effusion for several decades. 1,280 more words