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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When the pleural effusion was seen, the puncture needle was inserted for 5-8 mm, and the guide wire was fixed at the central venous catheter and connected with the drainage bag.
CXR was unable to differentiate between consolidation and pleural effusion in 18 hemithoraxes, so they were considered having both consolidation and pleural effusion on CXR.
However, the difference between the drained volumes of pleural effusion following pleurodesis was statistically significant (p=0.001; Table 4).
[19-22] In India, Pleural effusion occurs in a number of pathological conditions.
Diagnostic accuracy of interleukin 27 for tuberculous pleural effusion: Two prospective studies and one meta-analysis.
We did not find any study in the relevant literature that demonstrated a relation between pleural effusion and mortality in COPD patients hospitalized in ICU due to an exacerbation.
Of note, at this juncture, additional history was elicited from the patient detailing a similar episode of shortness of breath one year previously occurring in conjunction with a large pleural effusion, treated at the time with catheter drainage at an outside institution, without apparent further work-up.
This study had been carried to find out the clinical profile and various etiological causes of pleural effusion in a teaching hospital located in Eastern part of India.
Pleural disease is the most frequent intrathoracic manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and causes pleural effusion in up to 20% of patients, although clinically apparent in only 5% [1].