Association between inflammatory mediators and the fibrinolysis system in infectious pleural effusions.

@article{Alemn2003AssociationBI,
  title={Association between inflammatory mediators and the fibrinolysis system in infectious pleural effusions.},
  author={Carmen Alem{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} Alegre and Jasone Monasterio and Rosa Ma Segura and Llu{\'i}s Armadans and Ana Angl{\'e}s and Encarna Varela and Eva Navarro Ruiz and Tom{\'a}s Fern{\'a}ndez de Sevilla},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={2003},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={601-7}
}
The response of the fibrinolytic system to inflammatory mediators in empyema and complicated parapneumonic pleural effusions is still uncertain. We prospectively analysed 100 patients with pleural effusion: 25 with empyema or complicated parapneumonic effusion, 22 with tuberculous effusion, 28 with malignant effusion and 25 with transudate effusion. Inflammatory mediators, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-8 (IL-8) and polymorphonuclear elastase, were measured in serum and… CONTINUE READING

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