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Malignant pleural effusion research provides insights to improve surgical study design

Our research shows tunneled pleural catheters are reliable methods to control malignant pleural effusion and may be optimal if full lung expansion is uncertain. This experience also suggested that a phased data gathering approach to better launch complex surgical trials and the selective use of alternative trial designs would enhance such future endeavors. This column highlights important lessons for future study.

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