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Exudative pleural effusion: effectiveness of pleural fluid analysis and pleural biopsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17955757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The study compared pleural fluid analysis and pleural biopsy in the diagnosis of 100 patients with exudative pleural effusion (PE) in Babol, Islamic Republic of Iran. Tuberculous pleurisy and malignant pleural effusion were confirmed by the identification of acid-fast bacilli from body fluids or tumour cells from tissue specimens. Malignant diseases and tuberculosis were the causes of exudative PE in 43% and 33% of patients respectively. The diagnostic sensitivity of pleural biopsy in patients with tuberculous PE and malignant PE was 70% and 54%, and the diagnostic sensitivity of pleural fluid analysis was 33% and 70% respectively. Combined pleural biopsy and pleural fluid analysis were positive in 97% of tuberculous PE cases and 91% of malignant PE.
Authors:
B Heidari; K Bijani; M Eissazadeh; P Heidari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-24     Completed Date:  2007-11-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  765-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Islamic Republic of Iran. heidaribeh@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Biopsy, Needle / methods*,  standards
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Bronchoscopy
Causality
Child
Diagnosis, Differential
Exudates and Transudates* / chemistry,  cytology,  microbiology
Female
Humans
Iran / epidemiology
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / analysis
Male
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Pleural Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  secondary
Proteins / analysis
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tuberculosis, Pleural / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Proteins; EC 1.1.1.27/L-Lactate Dehydrogenase

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