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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n: 400).

From: Early and late morbidity and mortality and life expectancy following thoracoscopic talc insufflation for control of malignant pleural effusions: a review of 400 cases

CHARACTERISTICS Median (range)
Age (y) 63.2 (21-78)
Sex (male/female) 261/139
Weight loss > 5 kg 84 pts
Karnofsky Status 50 (10-90)