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Pleural Disease

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Steven Lahti
  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.
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Disorders of the Pleura
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Pleural Effusion
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AccessMedicine > Case Files: Internal Medicine 5e > Case 17 > Case
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AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 4th Edition > Pulmonary Case 3.10 > Pulmonary Case 3.10
AccessMedicine > VIDEO CP02-1: Clinical Procedure Tutorial: Thoracentesis. > VIDEO CP02-1: Clinical Procedure Tutorial: Thoracentesis.
AccessMedicine > AUDIO 09–13. Lung sound: pleural friction rub. > AUDIO 09–13. Lung sound: pleural friction rub.


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