Svenja Puetzer

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Pleural effusions (PE) are a common clinical problem. The discrimination between benign (BPE), malignant (MPE) and paramalignant (PPE) pleural effusions is highly important to ensure appropriate patient treatment. Today, cytology is the gold standard for diagnosing malignant pleural effusions. However, its sensitivity is limited due to the sometimes low(More)
Cytology remains the gold standard for the detection of malignant cells in ascites. However, its sensitivity is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate DNA methylation biomarkers for the differential diagnosis of benign (ascites in patients without malignancy), malignant (ascites in cancer patients directly caused by malignancy), and paramalignant(More)
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