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Management of malignant pleural effusions.Uzbeck, Mateen H; Almeida, Francisco A; Sarkiss, Mona G; Morice, Rodolfo C; Jimenez, Carlos A; Eapen, Georgie A; Kennedy, Marcus P; Department of Pulmonary Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. (2010-06)Malignant pleural effusions are a common clinical problem in patients with primary thoracic malignancy and metastatic malignancy to the thorax. Symptoms can be debilitating and can impair tolerance of anticancer therapy. This article presents a comprehensive review of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical approaches to the management of malignant pleural effusion, and a novel algorithm for management based on patients' performance status.