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Benign postpartum pleural effusion.
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PMID:  8586133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The conditions of labour appear to favour the development of pleural effusion. The frequency of postpartum pleural effusion was investigated in this study using thoracic ultrasonography. Thirty one postpartum and 22 healthy nonpregnant women of the same age-group were examined, both supine and seated, via an intercostal approach. Seven of the 31 (23%) postpartum women had pleural effusion within 1-24 h of normal delivery. None of the nonpregnant women had pleural effusion. No correlation was found between postpartum pleural effusion and age, weight-gain during pregnancy, duration of labour, use of intravenous fluid, or oxytocin administration. Pleural effusion seems to be a common finding postpartum, but of no clinical significance.
K I Gourgoulianis; A H Karantanas; G Diminikou; P A Molyvdas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0903-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-28     Completed Date:  1996-03-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1748-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Physiology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Pleura / ultrasonography
Pleural Effusion / epidemiology*,  ultrasonography
Postpartum Period*
Supine Position

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