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Table 3 Risk factors for non-response to treatment (multivariate analysis)

From: Simple intrapleural hyperthermia at thoracoscopic exploration to treat malignant pleural effusion

Factors Hazard ratio 95 % confidence interval P value
Age 1.030 0.940–1.129 0.522
Primary cancer 1.065 0.334–3.403 0.915
Malignant cells in pleural fluid 5.830 0.370–91.839 0.210
Death within 3 months 18.360 1.098–306.912 0.043