Does the Evaluation of Coagulation Factors Contribute to Etiological Diagnosis of Pleural Effusions?

@inproceedings{Vaz2009DoesTE,
  title={Does the Evaluation of Coagulation Factors Contribute to Etiological Diagnosis of Pleural Effusions?},
  author={Marcelo Alexandre Costa Vaz and Francisco Vargas and Felipe Costa de Andrade Marinho and {\'E}lbio Antonio D’Amico and Tania Rubia Flores da Rocha and Lisete Ribeiro Teixeira},
  booktitle={Clinics},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the participation of the coagulation system in the differential diagnosis of pleural effusions. INTRODUCTION Imbalance between immunologic and metabolic factors triggers a sequence of events resulting in pleural reactions and accumulation of fluid. The coagulation system, which is fundamental for the maintenance of homeostasis, contributes to the inflammatory process responsible for pleural effusions, and participates in cellular proliferation… CONTINUE READING

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