Priority 15 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best current method of managing mesothelioma patients with chronic recurrent pleural effusions (e.g. tunnelled indwelling drain vs pleurodesis and repeated pleural tap)? (JLA PSP Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0025/15 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence Ongoing study - The efficacy of Indwelling Pleural Catheter placement versus IPC placement PLUS sclerosant (talc) in patients with malignant pleural effusions managed exclusively as out-patients
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples I wish my husband had been offered the pleural catheter option earlier ~ Pleurex catheter very helpful since shunt blocked
Comparison Surgery
Submitted by Carer ~ Patient
Outcomes to be measured Avoiding recurrent pleural effusions
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014