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Clinical impact and reliability of pleural fluid mesothelin in undiagnosed pleural effusions.

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RATIONALE: Serum mesothelin is a new biomarker for the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Patients with mesothelioma commonly present with pleural effusions. To define the clinical utility of mesothelin quantification in pleural fluid, we assessed its additional value over pleural fluid cytology and its short-term reproducibility and reliability after pleural inflammatory processes, including pleurodesis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic role of pleural fluid mesothelin and the effect of common c...

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10.1164/rccm.200811-1729oc

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Journal:
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Volume:
180
Issue:
5
Pages:
437-444
Publication date:
2009-09-01
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EISSN:
1535-4970
ISSN:
1073-449X
Source identifiers:
20432
Language:
English
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pubs:20432
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uuid:b3a91c0b-805e-4494-b33a-56ab0d92be59
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pubs:20432
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2012-12-19

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