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The evaluation and clinical application of pleural physiology.
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PMID:  23411052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pleural disease is commonly encountered by the chest physician. Evaluation of pleural disease typically begins with thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis. With improvements in minimally invasive procedures, imaging, and the use of pleural manometry, a more complete understanding of lung, pleural, and chest wall physiology is possible. The improved knowledge of pleural physiology can help the clinician in clinical decision making, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of pleural disease. This article reviews pleural physiology and summarizes the relevant data supporting the use of ultrasound and manometry in the evaluation and treatment of pleural disease.
Jason Akulian; Lonny Yarmus; David Feller-Kopman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1800 Orleans Street, Suite 7-125, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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