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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Pleurisy With Effusion
and you are
over 12
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Rigid thoracoscopy is an established procedure for the performance of pleural biopsies for undiagnosed pleural effusions. The semirigid thoracoscope is a relatively new instrument designed for the same purpose which is claimed to be more user-friendly. The two devices have not been compared in a head-to-head trial in published literature. The investigators attempt to conduct a randomised comparative trial between the two devices.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Rigid thoracoscope (Richard Wolf GmbH, Knittlingen, Germany)
  • Device: Semirigid thoracoscope (model LTF-160Y1, Olympus, Japan)

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01726556. The sponsor of the trial is Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and it is looking for 70 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Rigid Versus Semirigid Thoracoscopy in the Evaluation of Exudative Pleural Effusions