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Pleural Disease

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AUTHORS:
Steven Lahti
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Recognize indications for thoracentesis in pleural effusion.
  2. Use Light's criteria to distinguish transudative from exudative pleural effusions.
  3. Recognize common causes of transudative and exudative effusions.
  4. Recognize risk factors and pleural fluid features of mesothelioma.
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Internal Medicine 5e > Case 17 > Case
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e > Disorders of the Pleura
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Section
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Pleural Effusion
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Video
AccessMedicine > Thoracentesis > Thoracentesis
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Section
AccessMedicine > Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2016 > LUNG CANCER > MESOTHELIOMA
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