Manage pleural effusions and malignant ascites

About PleurX


The PleurX drainage system helps you drain fluid buildup from pleural effusions or malignant ascites in the comfort of your home.

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By understanding the PleurX drainage system, you can give patients control over the discomfort and pain they feel from pleural effusions or malignant ascites.

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The PleurX drainage system gives you the option of letting patients drain their fluid buildup from pleural effusions or malignant ascites at home or in hospice care.

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About PleurX

The PleurX drainage system is a clinically proven option for patients to palliate their symptoms from pleural effusions and malignant ascites. By intermittently draining fluid buildup at home, they can relieve discomfort and pain without repeatedly visiting a physician1,2.

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PleurX patient education video

The PleurX system helps patients drain fluid buildup before it becomes uncomfortable. Reinforcing the training patients receive from a physician or nurse, this video will show you how—as well as cover the catheter and its features, valve, drainage bottles and their active vacuum technology, and other kit contents.

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  1. Warren WH, Kalimi R, Khodadadian LM, Kim AW. Management of malignant pleural effusions using the PleurX catheter. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008;85(3):1049-1055. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.11.039
  2. Shafiq M, Frick KD, Lee H, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman DJ. Management of malignant pleural effusion: a cost-utility analysis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015;22(3):215-225. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000192


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