The PleurX® System is the clinically proven solution for management of recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites.

Why do physicians Choose PleurX FINAL2

Time-tested and clinically proven


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1 Tremblay A, Mason C, Michaud G. Use of tunneled catheters for malignant pleural effusions in patients fit for pleurodesis. European Respiratory Journal 2007; 30(4):759-62
2 Courtney AL, Nemcek AA. Efficacy and safety of the PleurX catheter when used to treat recurrent malignant ascites (abstract). Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2006; 17(2):S25
3 Rosenberg S, Courtney AL, Nemcek AA, et al. Comparison of percutaneous management techniques for recurrent malignant ascites. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2004; 15:1129-31

• More than 13 years of clinical use1
• Outcomes published in 30 clinical journal articles*
• Multi-specialty utilization (thoracic surgery, pulmonology/interventional pulmonology, interventional radiology, oncology)

Positive clinical outcomes for patients
• Spontaneous pleurodesis in up to 70% of patients with minimal pain and no hospitalization required 2
• Rapid symptom relief
• Low infection rates (less than 2%)2,3
• Helps eliminate the need for hospital visits for repeat paracentesis or thoracentesis

Easy for patients
• Patients can control their own drainage at home
• Active Vacuum Technology is safe, comfortable and quick; liberates patients from the tether of gravity drainage
• May be reimbursed by Medicare and many private insurance companies**
• Can be utilized by home health and hospice
• Easy accessibility to a comprehensive patient support program

Clinicians and their patients can have confidence in a solution that has been used for years by many of the top cancer institutions.


• Why PleurX?

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