A pseudo-Rumsfeldian approach to pleural effusions in mechanically ventilated patients

Crit Care. 2011 Mar 11;15(2):132. doi: 10.1186/cc10053.


Pleural effusions are common in mechanically ventilated patients but what is their significance and how should we manage them? What do we know? What don't we know? What didn't we know we knew? How should we resolve the unknowns?

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Drainage*
  • Humans
  • Pleural Effusion / therapy*
  • Respiration, Artificial*