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Article: Pleuroscopy: Our initial experience in Hong Kong

TitlePleuroscopy: Our initial experience in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2008, v. 14 n. 3, p. 178-184 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To report our preliminary experience using pleuroscopy for patients with pleural diseases. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Tertiary referral hospital with service input from respiratory physicians and cardiothoracic surgeons in Hong Kong. Patients: Between April and November 2007, patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions and proven malignant pleural effusions were recruited for diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic interventions, respectively. Intervention: Pleuroscopy with a semi-rigid thoracoscope performed under local anaesthesia and conscious sedation. Results: A total of 20 patients (16 males and 4 females; mean age, 63 years) underwent the procedure and were followed up for a mean of 19 weeks. For the 14 patients having diagnostic pleuroscopy, the yield was 79% (11 patients). The 3-month success rate for the six patients undergoing pleurodesis was 83% (five patients). Complications were mild and included self-limiting fever (20%, four patients) and localised subcutaneous emphysema (20%, four patients). No major complications or mortality were noted. Conclusion: Pleuroscopy using a semi-rigid instrument is a safe and efficacious procedure for the management of pleural diseases in suitable patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172974
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, WLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, JWMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, WKen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, KKen_US
dc.contributor.authorMok, TYWen_US
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dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2008, v. 14 n. 3, p. 178-184en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172974-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To report our preliminary experience using pleuroscopy for patients with pleural diseases. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Tertiary referral hospital with service input from respiratory physicians and cardiothoracic surgeons in Hong Kong. Patients: Between April and November 2007, patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions and proven malignant pleural effusions were recruited for diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic interventions, respectively. Intervention: Pleuroscopy with a semi-rigid thoracoscope performed under local anaesthesia and conscious sedation. Results: A total of 20 patients (16 males and 4 females; mean age, 63 years) underwent the procedure and were followed up for a mean of 19 weeks. For the 14 patients having diagnostic pleuroscopy, the yield was 79% (11 patients). The 3-month success rate for the six patients undergoing pleurodesis was 83% (five patients). Complications were mild and included self-limiting fever (20%, four patients) and localised subcutaneous emphysema (20%, four patients). No major complications or mortality were noted. Conclusion: Pleuroscopy using a semi-rigid instrument is a safe and efficacious procedure for the management of pleural diseases in suitable patients.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_US
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dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
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dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPleural Diseases - Diagnosis - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshThoracoscopy - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_US
dc.titlePleuroscopy: Our initial experience in Hong Kongen_US
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