pericardial fluid


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pericardial fluid

[‚per·ə′kärd·ē·əl ′flü·əd]
(physiology)
The fluid in the pericardial cavity.
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T2-weighted, short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences can demonstrate edema within and surrounding the pericardium in addition to demonstrating the amount and location of pericardial fluid.
Pericardial fluid (180 mL), right hydrothorax (300 mL), ascites (300 mL), and generalized edema were also found.
Cell counting in pericardial fluid is important in the assessment of bleeding and infection in the chest cavity.
The pericardial fluid was submitted for analysis with the following results: <2.
Isolates cultured from the following normally sterile sites were considered clinically relevant: cerebrospinal fluid, pericardial fluid, synovial fluid, and tissues (brain, heart valve, or biopsy tissues).
MRI provides comprehensive depiction of the pericardium without use of either iodinated contrast material or ionizing radiation and is superior in characterizing pericardial fluid and masses.
Results were documented as either positive or negative for free peritoneal or pericardial fluid (Figs 1 and 2).
The same species of bacteria was later isolated from the pericardial fluid, stool, and urine.
A RBC counts are useful in peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, synovial fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid.
How will the volume of pericardial fluid be estimated to permit calculation of dose?