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Title: Efficacy and cost of video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy versus talc pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MesoVATS): An open-label, randomised, controlled trial
Authors: Rintoul, RC
Ritchie, AJ
Edwards, JG
Waller, DA
Coonar, AS
Bennett, M
Lovato, E
Hughes, V
Fox-Rushby, JA
Sharples, LD
Keywords: Malignant pleural mesothelioma incidence;Video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy (VAT-PP);Symptom control
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Lancet Publishing Group
Citation: The Lancet, 383, pp. 1118 - 1127, 2014
Abstract: Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma incidence continues to rise, with few available evidence-based therapeutic options. Results of previous non-randomised studies suggested that video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy (VAT-PP) might improve symptom control and survival. We aimed to compare efficacy in terms of overall survival, and cost, of VAT-PP and talc pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673614604189
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/10012
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60418-9
ISSN: 0140-6736
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