pleural fluid

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pleur·al flu·id

the thin film of fluid between the visceral and parietal pleurae. May significantly increase in disease states, when it is termed pleural effusion.

pleur·al fluid

(plūr'ăl flū'id)
The thin film of fluid between the visceral and parietal pleurae.

pleural fluid

Fluid secreted by serous membranes in the pleurae that reduces friction during respiratory movements of the lungs. When excessive pleural fluid is secreted and not absorbed, a pleural effusion accumulates.
See also: fluid
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It has been postulated that in the beginning, pleural fluid is predominantly neutrophilic and as days progress it changes to predominantly lymphocytic.
Several researchers have reported that estimation of pleural fluid ADA is useful in establishing the aetiology of the effusion.
Patients for whom the study of the etiology of pleural effusion was incomplete because they had negative results in an insufficient number of standard diagnostic tests for an exudate pleural lymphocyte (they were not studied with all the tests that are part of the reference method of this work despite having negative results in the tests that were performed: ZN of pleural fluid or tissue, fluid culture or pleural tissue for M.
Closed pleural needle biopsy: predicting diagnostic yield by examining pleural fluid parameters.
Data was also recorded for Pleural fluid DR, Gram's stain, Routine Culture and Sensitivity (CS), AFB smear and cytology.
In this study, an attempt was made to determine the prevalence of hmwA in a collection of 32 NTHi isolates collected between 2011 and 2013 from the throat isolates of healthy children, the middle ears of children with otitis media and pleural fluid and conjunctiva isolates obtained from children with invasive diseases.
Moreover, if pleural fluid microscopy and culture are negative, efforts should be made to obtain a lung tissue sample for microscopy and culture to identify the bacterium.
14) Furthermore, Halla and associates have demonstrated that the pleura and pleural fluid mononuclear cells from patients with rheumatoid pleuritis synthesize IgG and IgM rheumatoid factor.
The culture-positive rates of pleural fluid and blood culture were 45/142 (31.
As with pleural fluid, pleural air can be difficult or impossible to detect by PCXR.
From these children, 6,030 pleural fluid samples and 17,104 CSF samples were examined by microscopy, gram-stained, and cultured.
15,16) Pleural fluid is normally produced by the systemic capillaries of the parietal pleural surface and absorbed into pulmonary capillaries at the visceral pleural surface.