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Assessment and management of patients with pleural effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19057496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pleural effusions are a common medical condition with a significant source of morbidity, and there are wide variations in management. Over the past 5 years there has been rapid advancement in the knowledge and treatment of pleural diseases and effusions. This article provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the pleural space and pleural membranes, and an update on assessment and management of patients with pleural effusions in line with new developments and related national guidelines.
Liz Allibone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2008 Dec 11-2009 Jan 7
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-05     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1382-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Nursing Development, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling
Pleural Effusion / etiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy*

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