Gravity Thoracentesis for Thoracentesis

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Thoracentesis+2 MoreGravity Thoracentesis - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?
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Study Summary

This trial will compare chest discomfort during therapeutic thoracentesis between two groups, one using gravity and one using suction.

Eligible Conditions
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chronic Pleural Effusions
  • Pulmonary Edema

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Year 1
The overall procedural chest pain questionnaire

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Group 2: Gravity Thoracentesis.
1 of 2
Group 1: Standard Suction Thoracentesis
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

228 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Gravity Thoracentesis · No Placebo Group · N/A

Group 2: Gravity Thoracentesis.Experimental Group · 2 Interventions: Standard Suction Thoracentesis, Gravity Thoracentesis · Intervention Types: Other, Other
Group 1: Standard Suction ThoracentesisExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Standard Suction Thoracentesis, Gravity Thoracentesis · Intervention Types: Other, Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, an average of 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLead Sponsor
2,802 Previous Clinical Trials
1,788,671 Total Patients Enrolled
Horianna Grosu, MDPrincipal InvestigatorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
is not necessary for all patients with pleural effusion
The patient has an effusion that takes up more than one-third of the chest on a chest x-ray or a CT scan.