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BACKGROUND The management strategy to be adopted in pleural effusion depends on whether an effusion is a transudate or exudate. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of pleural fluid cholesterol and/or total protein measurements for differentiating between exudates and transudates, and to compare it with Light's criteria. METHODS In this prospective(More)
Retinoid status with reference to beta-carotene and retinol has been studied in women suffering from hyper- and hypothyroid conditions. The interrelationship between the retinoids and triiodothyronine and thyroxine hormones has been established from the cases mentioned after estimation of the respective compounds from the blood serum. It has been found that(More)
Partial duplication of the trachea is a very rare congenital tracheal anomaly that is detected during infancy. To our knowledge, there are only 3 reported cases of partial duplication of the trachea in the literature, which were all detected during infancy. We are reporting the first case of partial duplication of the trachea in an adult, which was detected(More)
Tuberculous involvement of the pleura usually presents as pleural effusion, empyema or pleural thickening. Pleural tuberculosis presenting with multiple masses without parenchymal involvement or lymphadenopathy has been reported rarely in the English literature. We report a case of a 68-year-old male with unilateral pleural tuberculosis presenting as(More)
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