Table 2: Results.

VariablesBefore SNS slurry After SNS slurry value

Pain score (mean ± SD)* NS
Fluid drainage
(mean ± SD)
0.001
Hospital stay
(mean ± SD)
NS
Chest tube permanence (mean ± SD)
Recurrence in 30 days ( /%)2/11
Fever ( /%)4/235/29NS
ARDS ( /%)0/0
Empyema ( /%)0/0
Mortality ( /%) 0/0

SD: standard deviation.
*Pain was evaluated before and 1 h after the first administration of SNS.
Considering the mean daily fluid drainage during the postprocedure period, both after talc poudrage and SNS slurry.