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Decision making and algorithm for the management of pleural effusions.
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PMID:  23206713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pleural effusions can be catagorised in to transudative effusions or exudative effusions. Causes include cardiovascular disease, infection and neoplasm. Diagnosis is the key to determining what management is required. History and examination can elicit the cause of the effusion and radiological investigations can be a useful adjunct. Thoracocentesis and laboratory testing of the pleural fluid is usually diagnostic and can direct futher investigations or treatment. Management of the pleural effusion ultimately varies according to the diagnosis but can be either directed towards reversing the cause of the effusion or treating the symptoms that arise as a result of the effusion.
Tam Quinn; Naveed Alam; Ali Aminazad; M Blair Marshall; Cliff K C Choong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), College of Surgeons' Gardens, 250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3002, VIC, Australia.
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