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synovial fluid analysis

Lab medicine The evaluation of SF obtained by aspiration from the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, less commonly from another joint; SFA is commonly performed on younger Pts to detect infection–eg,
with staphylococcus or TB and in older Pts to categorize type of inflammation–eg, rheumatoid arthritis, pseudogout, exclude gout
Synovial fluid analysis*
Type   Appearance  Glucose  WBC/mL PMNs Viscosity  
Normal Clear yellow < 10 mg/dL < 200/µL < 25% ↑
Noninflammatory  Clear yellow < 10 mg/dL < 2000/µL < 25% ↑
Inflammatory  Slightly turbid < 20 mg/dL <5000/µL < 50% ↓
Septic-mild Turbid < 40 mg/dL <50,000/µL  50-90% ↓
Septic-severe Turbid/purulent> 20 mg/dL >50,000/µL > 90% ↓
*after JB Henry, Ed, Clinical Diagnosis & Management by Laboratory Methods, 18th edition, WB Saunders, 1991
‡Synovial fluid and blood difference
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Myocardial left ventricular free wall heart samples were obtained from end-stage heart failure CCC patients (Table 1) and end-stage heart failure patients with noninflammatory cardiomyopathies (NIC, five patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and three patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, all seronegative for T.
Indeed, although most of the participants use the TBS-recommended criterion (ie, 5-6 groups of follicular cells, each with 10 or more cells) for the evaluation of direct smears of noncystic, non-colloid-rich, noninflammatory thyroid FNA, less than 6% of the participants use the TBS-recommended criterion (ie, 180 cells) for liquid-based cytology.
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(9) Both 1% clindamycin and 2% erythromycin were comparable in reducing inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions for patients with moderate acne.
[5] Nonstandard abbreviations: CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; BCB, blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier; CNS, central nervous system; Lp(a), lipoprotein(a); apo(a), apolipoprotein(a); ECL, enhanced chemiluminescence; Qalb, calculations of the CSF/serum albumin ratio; QLp(a), CSF/serum Lp(a); IBD, inflammatory BCB dysfunction; NIBD, noninflammatory BCB dysfunction; WBD, without CSF signs of BCB dysfunction.
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At 10 weeks, the groups had similar mean calorie intakes and body mass indexes, but the low-GI group had reduced its dietary glycemie load from baseline and had significantly fewer inflammatory and noninflammatory acne lesions compared with baseline and with the high-GI group, Dr.
Lesions may have an inflammatory or noninflammatory course.
DEFINITION: Lateral periodontal cysts are defined as nonkeratinized and noninflammatory developmental cysts located adjacent or lateral to the root of a vital tooth.
"You get a nice reduction both in inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions with benzoil peroxide," she said, but patients should be warned about possible skin bleaching.