Parthipan Sivakumar
St Thomas' Hospital
Quality of lifeInternal medicineSurgeryIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyEmergency medicinePsychological interventionMalignant pleural effusionPleural diseaseChemotherapyPleurodesisPneumothoraxThoracoscopyPleural effusionGuidelinePrimary spontaneous pneumothoraxIndwelling pleural catheterAmbulatoryAnesthesiaClinical trialMedicine
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#1Robert J. HallifaxH-Index: 17
#2Edward MckeownH-Index: 1
Last. Najib M. RahmanH-Index: 42
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#1Cheryl GrindellH-Index: 2
#2Angela Tod (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 27
Last. Mathew Evison (University of Manchester)H-Index: 1
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Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common, serious problem predominantly seen in metastatic lung and breast cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Recurrence of malignant pleural effusion is common, and symptoms significantly impair people’s daily lives. Numerous treatment options exist, yet choosing the most suitable depends on many factors and making decisions can be challenging in pressured, time-sensitive clinical environments. Clinicians identified a need to develop a decision suppor...
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#1Robert J. Hallifax (University of Oxford)H-Index: 8
#2Edward Mckeown (National Health Service)H-Index: 1
Last. Najib M. Rahman (University of Oxford)H-Index: 42
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Summary Background Primary spontaneous pneumothorax occurs in otherwise healthy young patients. Optimal management is not defined and often results in prolonged hospitalisation. Data on efficacy of ambulatory options are poor. We aimed to describe the duration of hospitalisation and safety of ambulatory management compared with standard care. Methods In this open-label, randomised controlled trial, adults (aged 16–55 years) with symptomatic primary spontaneous pneumothorax were recruited from 24...
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#1Katrina Abernethy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 2
#2Parthipan Sivakumar (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 6
Last. Jimstan Periselneris (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 9
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In early March 2020, a 53-year-old man was admitted to King’s College Hospital (KCH). He presented with a 2-week history of a dry cough, followed by fevers. He had a long flight 9 weeks prior to admission. His presentation to the emergency department was prompted by feeling increasingly breathless; his cough was occasionally productive of yellow sputum with streaks of haemoptysis. He had no medical history. His temperature was 38°C with peripheral oxygen saturation level of 92% on room air, resp...
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#1Robert J. Hallifax (University of Oxford)H-Index: 17
#2E. McKeown (Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust)
Last. NM Rahman (University of Oxford)H-Index: 3
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#1Parthipan Sivakumar ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 6
#2Anita Saigal (Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 1
Last. Liju Ahmed (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 7
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Background Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) results in breathlessness and impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This study reviews the existing literature on HRQOL following invasive interventions in MPE. Methods Five electronic databases were systematically searched and assessed three times during the review process and last completed on 15 June 2018. We included all studies evaluating HRQOL outcomes for the following interventions: therapeutic thoracocentesis, talc slurry (TS) ...
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#1Hugh Ip (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 4
#2Parthipan Sivakumar (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 6
Last. Liju Ahmed (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 7
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CTD-related pleural effusions are rare and challenging to diagnose. Our lung inflammation service (with expertise in rheumatology, interstitial lung disease and respiratory failure) works closely with the pleural team. This study aims to review the multidisciplinary approach to CTD-related pleural effusions at a tertiary centre. All patients with CTD-related pleural effusions at St Thomas’ Hospital, London were included. Retrospective data were collected from Dec 2013 to 2016. The lung inflammat...
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#1Hugh Ip (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 4
#2S Ahmed (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)
Last. Liju Ahmed (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 7
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Introduction and objectives Medical thoracoscopy, the gold standard diagnostic test in pleural disease, is only performed at experienced pleural units. Training requirements for competence are not defined in the UK,1 where there is no formalised programme. Our tertiary pleural unit provides training opportunities for ward based registrars who have general medical and specialist clinic commitments, as well as dedicated pleural clinical research fellows. Methods All medical thoracoscopies at St Th...
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#1Cheryl GrindellH-Index: 2
#2Remi BecH-Index: 2
Last. D. WolstenholmeH-Index: 2
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