pleural exudate

pleural exudate

Pulmonary medicine An abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the pleural space Etiology Infection–bacterial, TB, viral, chylothorax, neoplasm, PTE with pulmonary infarction, GI disease, collagen vascular disease–eg, SLE, asbestosis, pancreatitis, traumatic tap, postcardiotomy, neoplasm Management Thoracentesis. See Pleural effusion.
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After four hours the pleural exudate was collected with 1 mL of heparinized PBS and the total number of leukocytes was counted in a Neubauer chamber [18].
The visceral pleura appeared broader and more hyperechoic than normal in one sheep due to acoustic enhancement by the pleural exudate (Figure 5) with fibrin extending to 3 cm present on the parietal and visceral pleurae.
Effect of DEC on TNF-[alpha] and NO Concentration in Pleural Exudate. The concentration of TNF-[alpha] in the pleural exudate was analyzed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA).
The pleural exudate solidified to form a gelatinous covering on the lung (Figure, panel B).
If the cause of a pleural exudate remains unclear despite repeated thoracentesis with appropriate evaluation followed by an ultrasound-guided core needle/Abrams needle biopsy as described above, the next step would be to offer the patient a medical or surgical thoracoscopy.
The pleural exudate was collected and the pleural cavity washed with 1.0 ml saline containing heparin (10 IU/ml) (Vinegar et al.
MAE-treated groups showed significantly fewer neutrophils in the pleural exudates than the controls, suggesting the inhibition of neutrophil infiltration which may be due to inhibition of rolling and adhesion of neutrophils, which impaired neutrophil migration from blood vessels.
Cholesterol: a useful parameter for distinguishing between pleural exudates and transudates.
The volume of pleural exudates in the control group was 1.25 [+ or -] 0.104 ml.