Vascular endothelial growth factor in pleural fluid.

  title={Vascular endothelial growth factor in pleural fluid.},
  author={David Y. Cheng and R Michael Rodriguez and Elizabeth A Perkett and Jeffrey T Rogers and G{\'e}raldine Bienvenu and Urpo Lappalainen and Richard W. Light},
  volume={116 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship of the pleural fluid vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level with the diagnostic category and with the pleural fluid characteristics in a group of 70 patients. DESIGN The VEGF levels of consecutive patients undergoing therapeutic thoracentesis were determined with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. SETTING University-affiliated tertiary care center. RESULTS The median level of pleural fluid VEGF in the… CONTINUE READING


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