Comparative analysis of the biochemical parameters used to distinguish between pleural transudates and exudates.

@article{Burgess1995ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of the biochemical parameters used to distinguish between pleural transudates and exudates.},
  author={Lesley Jean Burgess and Frans Jacobus Maritz and Jantjie J Taljaard},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 6},
  pages={
          1604-9
        }
}
UNLABELLED The differentiation between exudates and transudates is the initial step in the analysis of pleural effusions as it often gives an indication of the underlying pathophysiologic process, the differential diagnosis, and the need for further investigations. Four classifications have been suggested in the literature: Light's criteria, serum-effusion albumin gradient, effusion cholesterol concentration, and pleural/serum bilirubin concentration. AIM OF STUDY To compare the various… CONTINUE READING
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