Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) outcome data from series totalling more than 100 patients

First author [ref.]YearTotal patients nEmpyema incidence %Pleurodesis incidence %Symptom improvement %Duration of IPC days
Van Meter [64]201013702.845.695.651
Rosenstengel [67]201210364.8NANANA
Suzuki [68]2011418NA269144
Mekhaiel [69]20122593.5n/an/a72
Mullon [70]20111094.6599690
Total 3192Mean 3.9Mean 43.5Mean 94.2Mean 64.3
  • The series by Van Meter [64] is a meta-analysis of 19 smaller studies. NA: not applicable.