pleural effusion


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pleural effusion

[‚plu̇r·əl i′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the area between the membranes lining the lungs and the chest cavity (the pleural space).
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The pleural effusion improved rapidly, and the chest tube was discontinued after 4 days of immunosuppressive therapy.
Demographic characteristics and aetiological classification of pleural effusion Aetiology Frequency, n Sub-class (n) TPE 133 TPE-I (75) * TPE-II (58) * NTPE 26 Neoplastic (13) Parapneumonic (7) Others (6) Aetiology Age (years) Gender (n) mean ([+ or -] SD) TPE 33.
This patient was diagnosed with HIV with non-endemic KS and pulmonary TB manifesting as bilateral pleural effusion with S.
Before the procedure, patients were placed in the lateral decubitus position with the pleural effusion uppermost.
Glutathione for the effusions and ascites: in my 7 years of using glutathione, I have found it the most effective agent for resolving pulmonary edema, pleural effusions and ascites .
At the 2-month follow-up, the patient was still being treated in hospital for pleural effusions by means of diuretics, thoracocentesis and supportive treatment.
Standard electrophoresis analysis of the unconcentrated pleural effusion showed a discrete band migrating at a position between the [beta] and [gamma] globulins.
Chest x-ray showed left lower lobe airspace disease with pleural effusion (Figure 1).
The chest X-Ray (CXR) showed massive pleural effusion in the left hemithorax and a chest tube was erroneously inserted and drained transudative fluid (~31/day) (Figure 1a).
It can be in any form; pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, pulmonary hemorrhage and pleural effusion (6).
It has been reported that the pleural neopterin level is higher in tuberculous pleurisy (TP) than nontuberculous pleural effusions.