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Ambulatory management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: an open-label, randomised controlled trial.
Hallifax RJ, McKeown E, Sivakumar P, Fairbairn I, Peter C, Leitch A, Knight M, Stanton A, Ijaz A, Marciniak S, Cameron J, Bhatta A, Blyth KG, Reddy R, Harris MC, Maddekar N, Walker S, West A, Laskawiec-Szkonter M, Corcoran JP, Gerry S, Roberts C, Harvey JE, Maskell N, Miller RF, Rahman NM.
Lancet. 2020 Jul 4;396(10243):39-49. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31043-6.
 
Minimal clinically important difference for chest discomfort in patients undergoing pleural interventions
BMJ Open Respir Res 2020 Dec; 7(1): e000667. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000667.
 
Antiplatelet drugs and risk of bleeding after bedside pleural procedures: a national multicenter cohort study
Laurence Dangers , Jonathan Giovannelli , Gilles Mangiapan , Mikael Alves , Naïke Bigé , Jonathan Messika , Elise Morawiec  , Mathilde Neuville  , Christophe Cracco , Gaëtan Béduneau , Nicolas TerziIsabelle Huet , Xavier Dhalluin , Nathalie BautinJean-Jacques Quiot , Corinne Appere-de Vecchi , Thomas SimilowskiCécile Chenivesse
Chest. 2020 Dec 5; S0012-3692(20)35334-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.10.092. Online ahead of print.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33290789/
 
COVID-19 and pneumothorax: a multicentre retrospective case series
Eur Respir J 2020 Nov 19;56(5):2002697. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02697-2020. Print 2020 Nov.
 
Corcoran JP, Psallidas I, Gerry S, Piccolo F, Koegelenberg CF, Saba T, Daneshvar C, Fairbairn I, Heinink R, West A, Stanton AE, Holme J, Kastelik JA, Steer H, Downer NJ, Haris M, Baker EH, Everett CF, Pepperell J, Bewick T, Yarmus L, Maldonado F, Khan B, Hart-Thomas A, Hands G, Warwick G, De Fonseka D, Hassan M, Munavvar M, Guhan A, Shahidi M, Pogson Z, Dowson L, Popowicz ND, Saba J, Ward NR, Hallifax RJ, Dobson M, Shaw R, Hedley EL, Sabia A, Robinson B, Collins GS, Davies HE, Yu LM, Miller RF, Maskell NA, Rahman NM.
Eur Respir J. 2020 Nov 26;56(5):2000130. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00130-2020. Print 2020 Nov. PMID: 32675200
 
PILOTing towards a RAPID predictor of mortality for infectious pleural effusions
José M. Porcel
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:2002425.
 
Clump material within drainage chest tubes contain diagnostic information: A proof-of-concept case series
Amber Louw, Calvin Sidhu, Deirdre B. Fitzgerald, Jenette Creaney, Siaw Ming Chai and Y.C. Gary Lee
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 12 November 2020, 10.1183/13993003.03248-2020
 
Critical analysis of the utility of initial pleural aspiration in the diagnosis and management of suspected malignant pleural effusion
Rachel Mary Mercer, Rebecca Varatharajah, Gillian Shepherd, Qiang Lu, Olalla Castro-Añón, David J McCracken, Alexandra Dudina, Dinesh Addala, Stamatoula Tsikrika, Vineeth George, Radhika Banka, Rachelle Asciak, Maged Hassan, Robert Hallifax, Eihab O Bedawi, Janis Kay Shute, Najib M Rahman
BMJ Open Resp Res. 2020; 7:e000701.
 
Local Anesthesia Thoracoscopy with versus without Midazolam: A Randomized Controlled Trial 
Author(s): A. Koulelidis S. Anevlavis N. Nikitidis et. al. 
Respiration 2020
 
Respiration 2020
 
 
Management of solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Rachel M. Mercer, Charlotte Wigston, Radhika Banka, Giuseppe Cardillo, Rachel Benamore, Andrew G. Nicholson, Rachelle Asciak, Maged Hassan, Robert J. Hallifax, Louise Wing, Eihab O. Bedawi, Nick A. Maskell, Elinor K. Harriss, Robert F. Miller and Najib M. Rahman
ERJ Open Res. 2020; 6:00055-2020.
 
European Respiratory Society Statement on Thoracic Ultrasound
Christian B. Laursen, Amelia Clive, Rob Hallifax, et al
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 8 October 2020, 10.1183/13993003.01519-2020
 
Ka‐Yan Chiang, James Chung‐Man Ho, Peony Chong, et al
Respirology, Pages: 1167-1173 | First Published: 06 April 2020 
 
Utility of pleural fluid glucose measurement in TB pleural effusions
Charlotte Carter, Owais Kadwani, Junyi Zhang, Sundeep Ghuman, Ronan Breen and Liju Ahmed
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:1559.
 
Can pleural biopsy histology in combination with pleural fluid adenosine deaminase be used for diagnoses of pleural TB?
Sundeep Ghuman, Owais Kadwani, Junyi Zhang, Charlotte Carter, Ronan Breen and Liju Ahmed
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:1556.
 
Blind pleural biopsy in the study of undiagnosed pleural effusion: results and complications
Mariana Barreira Calheiros Barbosa Cabral, Dionísio Maia, et alantos, Nicole Murinello, Rita Gerardo, Alexandra Mineiro and João Cardoso
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:871.
 
Utility of pleural fluid for predictive marker testing in malignant pleural effusion
Jenny Ferguson, Christopher Craig, Victoria Randles, Tracey Taylor, Louise Brown, Duncan Fullerton, Matthew Evison, Kevin G. Blyth and Selina Tsim
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:4493.
 
The utility of pleural fluid lactate dehydrogenase to adenosine deaminase ratio in pleural tuberculosis
Amanda Beukes, Jane Alexandra Shaw, Elvis M Irusen, Andreas H Diacon and Coenraad Frederik Nicolaas Koegelenberg
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:1587.
Utility of ultrasound-guided pleural biopsy in guiding treatment for malignant pleural disease
Vineeth George, Robert Hallifax, Rachel Mercer, Eihab Bedawi, Radhika Banka, Bavidra Kulendrarajah and Najib Rahman
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:869.
 
Pleural pointillism and early contrast enhancement as imaging biomarkers of pleural malignancy
Selina Tsim, Gordon W. Cowell, Geoffrey Martin, Laura Alexander, Caroline Kelly, Rosemary Woodward, John E. Foster and Kevin G. Blyth
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:1143.
 
Tunnelled indwelling pleural catheters inserted post thoracoscopy
Emma Shiels, Philip Evans and Alina Ionescu
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:1751.
 
The association between pleural fluid exposure and survival in malignant pleural mesothelioma: a retrospective cohort study in 761 patients
Rachelle Asciak, Nikolaos Kanellakis, Andrew Kidd, et al
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:4492.
 
Isolated pleural thickening referred to pulmonologists – challenges and diagnosis
Philip Evans, Emma Shiels and Alina Ionescu
Eur Respir J. 2020; 56:1144.
 
Pleural diseases and COVID-19: ubi fumus, ibi ignis
José M. Porcel
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 17 September 2020, 10.1183/13993003.03308-2020
 
Thoracic ultrasound for malignant pleural effusion: A systematic review and meta–analysis
Akihiro Shiroshita, Sayumi Nozaki, Yu Tanaka, Yan Luo and Yuki Kataoka
ERJ Open Res. published 17 September 2020, 10.1183/23120541.00464-2020
 
Prospective validation of the RAPID clinical risk prediction score in adult patients with pleural infection: the PILOT study
John P. Corcoran, Ioannis Psallidas, Stephen Gerry, et al
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 16 July 2020, 10.1183/13993003.00130-2020
 
Complications following symptom limited thoracentesis using suction
Ala Eddin S. Sagar, Maria F. Landaeta, Andres M. Adrianza, et al
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 4 June 2020, 10.1183/13993003.02356-2019

The Impact of Gravity vs Suction-driven Therapeutic Thoracentesis on Pressure-related Complications
Lentz RJ et al. Chest. March 2020, Volume 157, Issue 3, Pages 702–711

Intercostal vessel screening prior to pleural interventions by the respiratory physician – a prospective study of real world practice
Eihab O. Bedawi, Ambika Talwar, Maged Hassan, David J. McCracken, Rachelle Asciak, Rachel M. Mercer, Nikolaos I. Kanellakis, Fergus V. Gleeson, Rob J. Hallifax, John M. Wrightson and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 5 March 2020, 10.1183/13993003.02245-2019
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2020/02/06/13993003.02245-2019

Novel pleural-bladder pump in malignant pleural effusions: from animal model to man
Philippe Astoul, Sophie Laroumagne, Jeroen Capel et al. (2020-03-12)
10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-214003

Healthcare Costs and Utilization among Patients Hospitalized for Malignant Pleural Effusion
M. Shafiq X. Ma N. Taghizadeh et. al. Respiration. 2020 Mar 10:1-7.
Conservative versus Interventional Treatment for Spontaneous Pneumothorax
S.G.A. Brown et al. N Engl J Med 2020; 382:405-415

Investigation of a unilateral pleural effusion: What CT scan coverage is optimal?
Tom Syer, David T Arnold, Sonia Patole et al. (2020-03-26)
10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-214309

Inter‐observer variation in image interpretation and the prognostic importance of non‐expansile lung in malignant pleural effusion
Geoffrey A. Martin, Andrew C. Kidd, Selina Tsim, Paul Halford, Anna Bibby, Nick A. Maskell, Kevin G. Blyth
Pages: 298-304 | First Published: 21 August 2019

Thoracic ultrasound competence for ultrasound-guided pleural procedures
David J. McCracken, Christian B. Laursen, Graham Barker, Fergus V. Gleeson, Kathy M. Cullen and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir Rev 2019 28:190090; doi:10.1183/16000617.0090-2019 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE
http://err.ersjournals.com/content/28/154/190090

The Relationship of Pleural Manometry With Postthoracentesis Chest Radiographic Findings in Malignant Pleural Effusion
Amit Chopra, Marc A. Judson, Peter Doelken, Fabien Maldonado, Najib M. Rahman, John T. Huggins
Chest. February 2020 Volume 157, Issue 2, Pages 421–426

Indwelling pleural catheters for non-malignant pleural effusions: report on a single centre’s 10 years of experience
Nikolaj Frost, Christoph Ruwwe-Glösenkamp, Matthias Raspe, Martin Brünger, Bettina Temmesfeld-Wollbrück, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath
BMJ Open Resp Res. 2020; 7:e000501.
http://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/7/1/e000501

Assessment of Diaphragm Function and Pleural Pressures During Thoracentesis
Yunuen Aguilera Garcia, Atul Palkar, Seth J. Koenig, Mangala Narasimhan, Paul H. Mayo
Chest January 2020 Volume 157, Issue 1, Pages 205–211

Pleural Cryobiopsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Majid Shafiq, Jaskaran Sethi, Muhammad S. Ali, Uzair K. Ghori, Tajalli Saghaie, Erik Folch
Chest January 2020Volume 157, Issue 1, Pages 223–230

Pleurodesis and systemic inflammatory markers: Lessons and insights
John Y. H. Chan, Y.C. Gary Lee, Respirology (2020)

Effect of Thoracoscopic Talc Poudrage vs Talc Slurry via Chest Tube on Pleurodesis Failure Rate Among Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusions: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Bhatnagar R et al. JAMA. 2019 Dec 5.

Pleurodesis and systemic inflammatory markers: Lessons and insights
John Y. H. Chan, Y.C. Gary Lee, Respirology (2020)


Effect of Thoracoscopic Talc Poudrage vs Talc Slurry via Chest Tube on Pleurodesis Failure Rate Among Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusions: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Bhatnagar R et al. JAMA. 2019 Dec 5.

Tuberculosis pleural effusion
Jane A. Shaw, Andreas H. Diacon, Coenraad F.N. Koegelenberg, Respirology (2019) 24(10), 962–971

Biological effect of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and DNase intrapleural delivery in pleural infection patients
Nikolaos I Kanellakis, John M Wrightson, Rob Hallifax, Eihab O Bedawi, Rachel Mercer, Maged Hassan, Rachelle Asciak, Emma Hedley, Melissa Dobson, Tao Dong, Ioannis Psallidas, Najib M Rahman
BMJ Open Resp Res. 2019; 6:e000440.
http://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/6/1/e000440

Training opportunities in thoracic ultrasound for respiratory trainees: are current guidelines practical?
Andrew E Stanton, Matthew Evison, Mark Roberts, Jennifer Latham, Amelia O Clive, Elizabeth Batalla-Duran, Rahul Bhatnagar, Rachelle Asciak, Ben Diggins, Oliver J Bintcliffe, Diana Lees, Maria Parsonage, Peppa Denny, Kathryn Gow, Cristina Avram, Manish Gautam, Najib M Rahman
BMJ Open Resp Res. 2019; 6:e000390.
http://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/6/1/e000390

Expanding knowledge on non-expandable lungs
Y. C. Gary Lee, Respirology (2020) 25, 238–239

Empyema “Necessitated” by Indwelling Pleural Catheter: A Unique Complication
Sujith V Cherian, Brijesh S Gill, Adel D. Irani, and Rosa M Estrada-Y-Martin
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 28.

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy as a Guidance Tool for Pleural Biopsies in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Lizzy Wijmans, Paul Baas, Thomas E. Sieburgh, Daniel M. de Bruin, Petra M. Ghuijs, Marc J. van de Vijver, Peter I. Bonta, Jouke T. Annema
October 2019 Volume 156, Issue 4, Pages 754–763

Transudative malignant pleural effusions
David Mccracken, Rachel Mercer, Mata Tsikrika, Rebecca Varatharajah, Andrew Thayanandan, Lu Qiang, Gillian Shephard, Eihab Bedawi, Rachelle Asciak, John Wrightson and Najib Rahman
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:OA488.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/OA488

Pleural tuberculosis: diagnostic approach
Achraf Ben Tkhayat, Hanen Smadhi, Hadhemi Rejeb, Héla Kammoun, Ines Akrout, Dorra Greb, Hajer Ben Abdelghaffar, Héla Hassen, Leila Fekih and Mohamed Lamine Megdiche
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA4646.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA4646

Validity of Pleural Fluid Protein in differentiating Tuberculous from Malignant Pleural Effusion
Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Umar and Mohammad Yousaf
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA3832.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA3832

Medical thoracoscopy- Comparison of pleural biopsy, imprint cytology and cytology of pleural effusion
Ralf Heine, Christian Weiß and Steffen Blöhbaum
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA3391.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA3391

Role of pleural irrigation with normal saline versus streptokinase in complicated pleural effusions
Avya Bansal, Amita Nene and Jyothi Hattiholi
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA3133.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA3133

Effectiveness and safety of tunneled pleural catheter placement in patients with malignant pleural effusions
Francisco Xavier Leon Roman, Diana Chiluiza Reyes, Edwin Mercedes Noboa, Carmen Rodriguez Calle, Diurbis Velasco Álvarez, Andrea Pérez Figuera, Beatriz Pintado Cort, Esther Barbero Herranz, Beatriz Prieto González, Paola Arrieta Narváez and Deisy Barrios Barreto
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA3132.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA3132

The Rocket Pleural Vent in Pneumothorax
Matthew Knight, Patricia Yunger, Zhe Wu and Andrew Barlow
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA615.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA615

The Pleural and blood gene expression level of GBP5 and STAT1 were associated with pleural tuberculosis: TB pleura diagnostic biomarkers
Narumol Luekitinun, Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Nusara Satproedprai, Reiko Miyahara and Kamon Kawkitinarong
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA550.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA550

Three Year Retrospective analysis of Pleural Procedure Services
Narendrababu Rampura Chinnappa, Amir Mushtaq and Joy Thomas
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA3087.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA3087

Reccurent Haemorrhagic Pleural Effusion Due To Wuchereria Bancrofti
Kumar Utsav
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:PA3845.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/suppl_63/PA3845

Twenty-five years of Respirology: Advances in pleural disease,
Macy M.S. Lui, Y.C. Gary Lee, Respirology (2020) 25,38–40

Thoracic ultrasound competence for ultrasound-guided pleural procedures
David J. McCracken, Christian B. Laursen, Graham Barker, Fergus V. Gleeson, Kathy M. Cullen and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir Rev. 2019; 28:190090.
http://err.ersjournals.com/content/28/154/190090

Clinically important associations of pleurodesis success in malignant pleural effusion: Analysis of the TIME1 data set
Rachel M. Mercer, Jessica Macready, Hannah Jeffries, Nicole Speck, Nikolaos I. Kanellakis, Nick A. Maskell, Justin Pepperell, Tarek Saba, Alex West, Nabeel Ali, John P. Corcoran, Robert J. Hallifax, Ioannis Psallidas, Rachelle Asciak, Maged Hassan, Robert F. Miller, Najib M. Rahman

Pleural Plaques and the Risk of Lung Cancer in Asbestos-exposed Subjects
Fraser J. H. Brims, Karen Kong, Ed J. A. Harris, Nita Sodhi-Berry, Alison Reid, Conor P. Murray, Peter J. Franklin, A. Bill Musk, and Nicholas H. de Klerk
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Volume 201, Issue 1
https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201908-1676ED

Heparan sulfate chains contribute to the anticoagulant milieu in malignant pleural effusion
Emilia Hardak, Eli Peled, Yonatan Crispel et al. (2019-12-31)
10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212964

Comparison between the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/Rif assay and culture for pleural tuberculosis using tissue biopsy
Nousheen Akhter, Kamran Khan Sumalani, Dimple Chawla and Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi
ERJ Open Res 2019 5:00065-2019; doi:10.1183/23120541.00065-2019
http://openres.ersjournals.com/content/5/3/00065-2019

A systematic review of comorbidities and outcomes of adult patients with pleural infection
Tamsin N. Cargill, Maged Hassan, John P. Corcoran, Elinor Harriss, Rachelle Asciak,
Rachel M. Mercer, David J. McCracken, Eihab O. Bedawi and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir J 2019 54:1900541
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/3/1900541?etoc

The microbiology of pleural infection in adults: a systematic review
Maged Hassan, Tamsin Cargill, Elinor Harriss, Rachelle Asciak, Rachel M. Mercer, Eihab O. Bedawi, David J. McCracken, Ioannis Psallidas, John P. Corcoran and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir J 2019 54:1900542; published ahead of print 2019, doi:10.1183/13993003.00542-2019
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/3/1900542?etoc

Comparison between the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/Rif assay and culture for pleural tuberculosis using tissue biopsy
Nousheen Akhter, Kamran Khan Sumalani, Dimple Chawla and Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi
ERJ Open Res. 2019; 5:00065-2019.
http://openres.ersjournals.com/content/5/3/00065-2019

Contemporary Approach to the Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Effusion
Viren Kaul, David J. McCracken, Najib M. Rahman, and Oleg Epelbaum
Annals ATS Vol. 16, No. 9 | Sep 01, 2019

Ultrasound elastography: a novel tool for the differential diagnosis of pleural effusion
Bin Jiang, Xue-lian Li, Yan Yin, Qin Zhang, Tong Zang, Wang-shu Song, Xue-mei Wang, Jian Kang, Felix J.F. Herth and Gang Hou
Eur Respir J 2019 54:1802018; published ahead of print 2019, doi:10.1183/13993003.02018-2018
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/2/1802018

Ultrasound-based elastography: “hard” to implement in the pleural effusion work-up?
José M. Porcel
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:1901587.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/2/1901587

Cost-effectiveness of intrapleural use of tissue plasminogen activator and DNase in pleural infection: evidence from the MIST2 randomised controlled trial
Ramon Luengo-Fernandez, Erika Penz, Melissa Dobson, Ioannis Psallidas, Andrew J. Nunn, Nick A. Maskell and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir J 2019 54:1801550; published ahead of print 2019, doi:10.1183/13993003.01550-2018
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/2/1801550

Dual intracavitary therapy for pleural infections: leaving reluctance behind
José M. Porcel
Eur Respir J. 2019; 54:1901001.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/54/2/1901001

Comparison of intrapleural use of urokinase and tissue plasminogen activator/DNAse in pleural infection
Benoît Bédat, Jérôme Plojoux, Jade Noel, Anna Morel, Jonathan Worley, Frédéric Triponez and Wolfram Karenovics
ERJ Open Res. 2019; 5:00084-2019.
http://openres.ersjournals.com/content/5/3/00084-2019

The Impact of Gravity versus Suction-driven Therapeutic Thoracentesis on Pressure-related Complications: the GRAVITAS Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Robert J. Lentz, Samira Shojaee, Horiana B. Grosu, Otis B. Rickman, Lance Roller, Jasleen K. Pannu, Zachary S. DePew, Labib G. Debiane, Joseph C. Cicenia, Jason Akulian, Charla Walston, Trinidad M. Sanchez, Kevin R. Davidson, Nikhil Jagan, Sahar Ahmad, Christopher Gilbert, John T. Huggins, Heidi Chen, Richard W. Light, Lonny Yarmus, David Feller-Kopman, Hans Lee, Najib M. Rahman, Fabien Maldonado
Chest 2019

Epstein-Barr virus in pleural effusions: protagonist or pretender?
David T. Arnold, Tim Suri, Fergus Hamilton, Anna Morley, Andrew Medford, Ian B. Vipond, Peter Muir and Nick A. Maskell
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 27 June 2019, 10.1183/13993003.00825-2019
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2019/06/12/13993003.00825-2019

The microbiology of pleural infection in adults: a systematic review
Maged Hassan, Tamsin Cargill, Elinor Harriss, Rachelle Asciak, Rachel M. Mercer, Eihab O. Bedawi, David J. McCracken, Ioannis Psallidas, John P. Corcoran and Najib M. Rahman
Eur Respir J. published ahead of print 27 June 2019, 10.1183/13993003.00542-2019
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2019/06/26/13993003.00542-2019

The future of mesothelioma treatment: time to shift gear.
Michele Maio, Luana Calabrò, VOLUME 7, ISSUE 7, P554-555, JULY 01, 2019

Incidence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a validated, register-based nationwide study
Winnie Hedevang Olesen, Ingrid Louise Titlestad, Poul Erik Andersen, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and Peter Bjørn Licht
ERJ Open Res 2019 5:00022-2019; doi:10.1183/23120541.00022-2019
http://openres.ersjournals.com/content/5/2/00022-2019

Longer symptom onset to aspiration time predicts success of needle aspiration in primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Constance Vuillard, Fadia Dib, Jallal Achamlal et al. (2019-06-12)
10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-213168

The International Collaborative Effusion (ICE) database: an ERS Clinical Research Collaboration
Rahul Bhatnagar, Julius Janssen and Nick Maskell
Eur Respir J 2019 53:1900591; doi:10.1183/13993003.00591-2019
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/53/5/1900591?etoc

Incidence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a validated, register-based nationwide study
Winnie Hedevang Olesen, Ingrid Louise Titlestad, Poul Erik Andersen, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and Peter Bjørn Licht
ERJ Open Res. 2019; 5:00022-2019.
http://openres.ersjournals.com/content/5/2/00022-2019

Cost-effectiveness of intrapleural use of tissue plasminogen activator and DNase in pleural infection: Evidence from the MIST2 randomised controlled trial. Luengo-Fernandez R, Penz E, Dobson M, Psallidas I, Nunn AJ, Maskell NA, Rahman NM. Eur Respir J. 2019 May 16

Baseline predictors of negative and incomplete pleural cytology in patients with suspected pleural malignancy – Data supporting ‘Direct to LAT’ in selected groups.
SelinaTsim, Sarah Paterson, Douglas Cartwright, Christopher J.Fong, Laura Alexander, Caroline Kelly, Jayne Holme, Matthew Evison, Kevin G.Blyth
Lung Cancer Volume 133, July 2019, Pages 123-129

The Pathway to Definitive Palliation of Malignant Pleural Effusions
Benjamin Shieh, Stéphane Beaudoin, and Anne V. Gonzalez, Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 May;16(5):639-641.

Pleural manometry and thoracentesis-is the issue resolved?
Shieh B, Beaudoin S, Gonzalez AV. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 May;16(5):639-641.

Routine monitoring with pleural manometry during therapeutic large-volume thoracentesis to prevent pleural-pressure-related complications: a multicentre, single-blind randomised controlled trial.
Lentz RJ1, Lerner AD2, Pannu JK3, Merrick CM3, Roller L3, Walston C1, Valenti S4, Goddard T4, Chen H5, Huggins JT6, Rickman OB1, Yarmus L2, Psallidas I7, Rahman NM8, Light RW3, Maldonado F9. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 May;7(5):447-455.

Local Anaesthetic (Medical) Thoracoscopy Services in the UK
de Fonseka D. · Bhatnagar R. · Maskell N.A.
Respiration 2018; 96:560–563
https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/491674

Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters for Refractory Hepatic Hydrothorax in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Multicenter Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012369218322815
Chest Volume 155, Issue 3, March 2019, Pages 546-553

Safety and efficacy of ambulatory management of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: a case series
Fasih Khan, Yusuf Vali, Muhammad Naeem, Raja Reddy
BMJ Open Resp Res. 2019; 6:e000373.
https://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/6/1/e000373?ct

Indwelling Pleural Catheters in Hepatic Hydrothorax: A Single-Center Series of Outcomes and Complications
Christopher Kniese, Khalil Diab, Marwan Ghabril, Gabriel Bosslet
Chest February 2019 Volume 155, Issue 2, Pages 307–314
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(18)31053-5/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

The Pathway to Definitive Palliation of Malignant Pleural Effusions
Benjamin Shieh , Stéphane Beaudoin , and Anne V Gonzalez
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jan 29
https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201811-770RL

Does attempting talc pleurodesis affect subsequent indwelling pleural catheter (IPC)-related non-draining septated pleural effusion and IPC-related spontaneous pleurodesis?
Rachelle Asciak, Rachel M. Mercer, Robert J. Hallifax, Maged Hassan, Eihab Bedawi, David McCracken, Nikolaos I. Kanellakis, John M. Wrightson, Ioannis Psallidas and Najib M. Rahman
ERJ Open Res. 2019; 5:00208-2018.
http://openres.ersjournals.com/content/5/1/00208-2018

Pleural manometry in patients with pleural diseases – the usefulness in clinical practice
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