An Update on Tunneled Pleural CathetersMarks, Michelle MD; Dotson, Travis MD; Bellinger, Christina MDClinical Pulmonary Medicine: July 2015 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 157–164 doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000110 Colleagues in Respiratory Medicine Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Recurrent pleural effusions of both malignant and benign etiologies cause significant dyspnea and decreased quality of life for patients who are frequently near the end of life. Tunneled pleural catheters allow for outpatient management of these effusions. In this article, we review the current literature regarding the effectiveness and complications associated with tunneled pleural catheter use in benign and malignant conditions. Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Address correspondence to: Michelle Marks, MD, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology Diseases, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.