Table 3—

Complete success rates of commonly used pleurodesis agents

Chemical agentTotal patients nSuccessful nSuccessful %Dose
Talc165153932.5–10 g
Corynebgcterium parvum 169129763.5–14 mg
Doxycycline604372500 mg (often multiple doses)
Tetracycline35924067500 mg–20 mg·kg−1
Bleomycin1991085415–240 units
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