Relationship between pleural fluid and serum cholesterol levels.

  title={Relationship between pleural fluid and serum cholesterol levels.},
  author={Marcelo Alexandre Costa Vaz and Lisette R Teixeira and Francisco Suzo Vargas and Anderson O Carmo and Leila Anton{\^a}ngelo and Rie Onishi and Richard W. Light},
  volume={119 1},
INTRODUCTION Since the criteria of Light and colleagues for differentiating transudates and exudates were described, other tests, including the pleural fluid (PF) cholesterol test, have been proposed for the same purpose. However, the factors influencing PF cholesterol levels have not been clearly delineated. PURPOSE To analyze the relationships among total cholesterol (CHOL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides (TRIG) in… CONTINUE READING


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