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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-04-03T05:14:10-0400
Pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid between the tissue layers that line the lungs and chest cavity. It has an estimated prevalence of 320 per 100,000 people in industrialized coun...
Malignant pleural effusion can occur in up to half of the patients with metastatic disease. It can cause shortness of breath to patients and so far there is no protocol on its management. ...
Pleural effusion is a common complication of cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, characteristics and determinants of clinically significant pleural effu...
Tuberculosis (TB) remains as an important public health problem worldwide. Pleural tuberculosis is the most prevalent form of extrapulmonary presentation in immunocompetent patients. ...
Malignant pleural effusion and/ or malignant ascites is generally defined by presence of malignant cells in the effusion fluid. The first-line therapies are mostly intrusive, medically dem...
Pleural effusion is a frequent manifestation in respiratory medicine and is a major diagnostic and therapeutic problem. In the United States more than 1.5 million patients each year suffer from pleura...
Renal cell carcinoma is well-known for its propensity to present in unusual ways, and renal cell carcinoma presenting as pleural effusion is extremely rare. Pleural effusion secondary to renal cell ca...
An important part of the investigation of pleural effusion is the identification of markers that help separate exudate from transudate.
Although pleural effusion is a common clinical manifestation, differential diagnosis of the cause of pleural effusion is often challenging, especially in early distinguishing tuberculous pleurisy (TP)...
Thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) is a key enzyme in the pyrimidine salvage pathway. Increased TK1 concentration correlates with cell division. TK1 is an emerging biomarker in cancer diagnosis; however, its ef...
Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Presence of fluid in the PLEURAL CAVITY as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells.
Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
Suppurative inflammation of the pleural space.
Injection of ANALGESICS; LOCAL ANESTHETICS; or NARCOTICS into the PLEURAL CAVITY between the two pleural membranes.