Table 3

Reasons for discontinuation of pleural fluid drainage

Reason for discontinuationn=263
Cough13 (5%)
Tapped dry116 (44%)
Dyspnoea5 (2%)
Pain112 (43%)
Excessively negative pleural pressure*13 (5%)
Vagal2 (1%)
Other1 (<1%)
  • *Cases allocated to the manometry arm of manometry trial.6