Complications rate in chemical pleurodesis since the change of talc preparation from small to large particle size

 Small particle size talc (n=88) (Before)Large particle size talc (n=53) (after)
ARDS(3/88) 3.4%(0/53) 0%
Post-procedure Fever (temp >38 within 24 hours after procedure)(27/88) 30.7%(5/53) 9.4%
Use of antibiotic as a result of post-pleurodesis fever(12/88) 13.6%(2/53) 3.8%
Mean decrease in SpO2 after chemical pleurodesis-2.4%0.0%