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The diagnosis of pleural effusions

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© 2015 Taylor and Francis. Pleural effusions arise from a variety of systemic, inflammatory, infectious and malignant conditions. Their precise etiological diagnosis depends on a combination of medical history, physical examination, imaging tests and pertinent pleural fluid analyses; including specific biomarkers (e.g., natriuretic peptides for heart failure, adenosine deaminase for tuberculosis, or mesothelin for mesothelioma). Invasive procedures, such as pleuroscopic biopsies, may be requi...

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Peer review status:
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Porcel, JM More by this author
Azzopardi, M More by this author
Koegelenberg, CF More by this author
Maldonado, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Experimental Medicine
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
6
Pages:
801-815
Publication date:
2015-11-02
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EISSN:
1747-6356
ISSN:
1747-6348
URN:
uuid:fc7db6e7-08fc-4f1f-8c48-fc0f1d0eb6af
Source identifiers:
580797
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pubs:580797
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