The diagnostic utility of ADA in lymphocytic pleural effusions has been evaluated. This prospective study provides additional evidence that ADA levels in nontuberculous lymphocytic pleural effusions seldom exceed the cut-off set for tuberculous effusions. Low ADA levels in lymphocytic pleural effusions virtually exclude the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The pleural fluid ADA levels were significantly higher in different types of exudative effusions than in transudates. ADA1/ADAp correctly classified all nontuberculous lymphocytic pleural effusions with high ADA levels.. The diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusions can be difficult because of the low sensitivity of the various diagnostic tools. A lymphocytic exudate which is seen with tuberculous pleuritis, can also occur with other diseases such as malignancy and collagen vascular diseases.. Regarding the sensitivity of diagnostic methods for tuberculous pleurisy, the positive rate with smear testing for tubercle bacilli in pleural fluid is 11.1% ...
Four types of fluid can occupy the pleural space: serous fluid (hydrothorax), blood (hemothorax), lipid (chylothorax), and pus (empyema). Once the presence of a pleural effusion is established, it is important to determine whether it is a transudate or an exudate. A transudative pleural effusion indicates the presence of a systemic process, implicating organ systems other than the lung. This transudative pleural effusion is caused by medical conditions that lead to volume overload, such as renal failure, heart failure, and hypoalbuminemia (Table 127-1). In contrast, exudative pleural effusions indicate a local pleural process and necessitate a different treatment approach (Table 127-2). In 1972, Light defined the classic criteria for distinguishing between exudative and transudative pleural effusions.1 To qualify as an exudate, the pleural effusion must meet one of the following criteria: pleural fluid lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) greater than 200 IU/L, ratio of pleural fluid LDH to serum LDH ...
The sensitivity and specificity of Lights criteria for detection of exudates have been measured in many studies and are usually reported to be around 98% and 80%, respectively.[17][18] This means that although Lights criteria are relatively accurate, twenty percent of patients that are identified by Lights criteria as having exudative pleural effusions actually have transudative pleural effusions. Therefore, if a patient identified by Lights criteria as having an exudative pleural effusion appears clinically to have a condition that usually produces transudative effusions, additional testing is needed. In such cases albumin levels in blood and pleural fluid are measured. If the difference between the albumin level in the blood and the pleural fluid is greater than 1.2 g/dL (12 g/L), this suggests that the patient has a transudative pleural effusion.[11] However, pleural fluid testing is not perfect, and the final decision about whether a fluid is a transudate or an exudate is based not on ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Bilateral tuberculous pleural effusions with markedly different characteristics. AU - Murin, Susan. AU - Moritz, Ernest. PY - 1996. Y1 - 1996. N2 - A 72-year-old man presented with malaise, weight loss, and cough. Chest radiograph revealed bilateral pleural effusions. On thoracentesis, the left effusion was a clear yellow exudate with more than 90% lymphocytes, and the right effusion was a grossly bloody exudate with more than 90% neutrophils. Cultures of both effusions grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis.. AB - A 72-year-old man presented with malaise, weight loss, and cough. Chest radiograph revealed bilateral pleural effusions. On thoracentesis, the left effusion was a clear yellow exudate with more than 90% lymphocytes, and the right effusion was a grossly bloody exudate with more than 90% neutrophils. Cultures of both effusions grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis.. KW - elderly pleura. KW - tuberculosis. UR - ...
The presenting features of non-TB and non-malignant effusions were pleuritic chest pain, cough and dyspnoea in 71%, 54% and 38% of patients respectively. In 8% of patients the causes of exudative PE were not determined over a mean follow-up period of 3 months. Pleural biopsy versus pleural fluid analysis. Pleural biopsy was the most sensitive diagnostic measure for tuberculous PE with a sensitivity of 70%, whereas pleural fluid analysis was positive in only 33% of patients with tuberculous PE (Table 2). The sensitivity of pleural fluid analysis and pleural biopsy for diagnosis of malignant PE was 70% and 53.5% respectively, whereas the diagnostic sensitivity of both pleural biopsy and pleural fluid analysis in patients with tuberculous and malignant PE was 97% and 91% respectively. The results of alveolar lavage testing are presented in Table 3. Sputum smears and cultures were not helpful for diagnosis of tuberculous PE and tuberculin skin test was positive in only 25% of patients with TB. In ...
Infectious pleural effusion is a classic complication of pneumonia and often require pleural drainage.. There is no consensus between surgical drainage and medical drainage indication in first intention to treat an empyema.. Usually surgery is proposed in second intention after failure of medical drainage.. Videothoracoscopy is well accepted in diagnosis and treatment of pleural pathologies. The morbidity of this approach is very low with good results and become the gold standard in different pleural diseases. The medical drainage can be also very efficient but its results depends of the evolution of the pleural effusion. The rate of failure is estimated around 25%.. Then, the aim of our study is to compare surgical drainage and medical drainage in first intention. The first end-point will be the hospital stay (day). Hospital discharge will be strict, following different objective criteria of healing allowing comparison between these two approaches of drainage.. To answer this question we will ...
This is a classic case of tuberculous pleural effusion, as it presented subacutely in a man with a cough, night sweats, weight loss, dyspnea, and a unilateral pleural effusion. The male-to-female ratio of tuberculous pleural effusions is 2:1, and it presents subacutely in 70% of patients. Over 95% of TB pleural effusions are unilateral.2 Weight loss, initial leukocyte count under 11,000 per mL, and poor clinical response to empirical antibiotics are all independent factors suggesting tuberculous pleurisy.3 Not typical in this patient, only 30% of patients are over age 65, and other common presenting complaints not present in this patient are fever and pleuritic chest pain. Additionally, less than 18% of TB pleural effusions occupy more than two thirds of the hemithorax.2 Though HIV testing was negative, all patients with extrapulmonary TB should be tested for HIV infection, as HIV has been associated with the doubling of the incidence of extrapulmonary TB.4. Central to the evaluation of patients ...
Pleural effusions after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) occur in 42% to 89% of patients undergoing the procedure. Effusions are exudative and predominantly left-sided. Early effusions present in the first postoperative month, are bloody, contain mostly erythrocytes, and respond well to treatment. Late effusions present 30 to 120 days after surgery, are yellow, predominantly lymphocytic, and tend to recur after treatment. Most effusions resolve spontaneously. One half to four percent require interventions, including thoracentesis and pleural surgery. Post-CABG pleural effusions in temporal relation to malignancy are not widely reported. We report a case of malignant pleural effusion presenting in the setting of coronary artery bypass grafting. ...
Co-infection with cryptococcus and tuberculosis has rarely been reported. We herein report a case of an 80-year-old man with cryptococcal pleuritis concurrent with pulmonary tuberculosis. He was admitted for progression of left pleural effusion and consolidation in the left upper lobe. Culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was positive in sputum, and analyses of pleural effusion revealed lymphocyte-predominant high levels of adenosine deaminase (ADA). Medical thoracoscopy revealed massive infiltration of Cryptococcus neoformans in pleura without granuloma. This is the first case report of cryptococcal pleuritis coincident with pulmonary tuberculosis. Cryptococcal pleuritis should be ruled out when the adenosine deaminase levels are elevated in pleural effusion.. ...
Background: An etiologic diagnosis cannot be established in 14% of eosinophilic pleural effusions, and these cases are referred as idiopathic. Yet, thoracoscopic diagnostic approach in this entity has never been studied. The aim of our study is to assess thoracoscopic findings in patients with undeterminate eosinophilic pleural effusion.. Methods: We studied all patients with undeterminate eosinophilic pleural effusion during the last 4 years among 168 patients who underwent medical thoracoscopy for diagnosis. Pleural effusion was considered eosinophilic when contained more than 10% of eosinophils. Effusion was classified as idiopathic if no aetiology could be assigned during evaluation. All patients were followed at 1, 3, 6, 12 months.. Results: Patients with undiagnosed eosinophilic effusion were 8 (4.5%). Pleural eosinophilic count ranged from 10% to 59%. Macroscopical examination of the pleura during medical thoracoscopy demonstrated diffuse thickening, associating to inflammation in six ...
Background: Eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) is an eosinophil count more than 10% on cytology of pleural samples. Recently, it was reported that malignancy had been the most prevalent cause inducing EPE. Therefore, we conducted an analysis on the prevalence and etiology of EPE and investigated the relationship between EPE and malignancy. Materials and Methods: Data for pleural cell differential count from patients receiving thoracentesis during the period from January 2008 to December 2013 were compared with clinical data and established diagnosis of patients obtained via electronic chart review. Results: A total of 6,801 requests of pleural cytology from 3,942 patients with pleural effusion who had received thoracentesis were available at Far Eastern Memorial Hospital from 2008 to 2013, and of these subjects, 115 (2.9%) were found to have EPE. The most frequent cause of EPE was malignancy (33.0%, n=38), followed by parapneumonic effusions (27.8%, n=32), tuberculosis pleuritis (13.9%, n=16),
A 65 year old man presented with recurrent pleural effusions. Repeated pleural fluid examination and pleural biopsy were unremarkable. Pericardial calcification was noted on admission and attributed to an uncomplicated episode of pericarditis 30 years previously. His symptoms and signs were not thought not to be associated with the heart. While awaiting an open pleural biopsy the patient was admitted with a further pleural effusion, jaundice, resistant atrial arrhythmias, and dyspnoea. Hepatic investigations including autoantibody screen and transjugular liver biopsy were normal ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pleural effusion is associated with a poor treatment outcome in stage III small non-cleaved cell lymphoma. AU - Sandlund, John T.. AU - Crist, William M.. AU - Abromowitch, Minnie. AU - Fairclough, Diane. AU - Berard, Costan W.. AU - Rafferty, Mary. AU - Pui, Ching Hon. PY - 1991/1. Y1 - 1991/1. N2 - The clinical significance of pleural effusion was assessed in 24 children with unresectable abdominal small non-cleaved cell lymphoma (St. Jude Stage III). Patients were consecutively enrolled and treated on a regimen including high dose fractionated cyclophosphamide and co-ordinated high dose methotrexate and cytarabine. The overall results were excellent, with 20 of 24 patients alive and event-free at a median follow-up of 4 years. Only one of the patients who lacked pleural effusion has relapsed (testicular), even though many had massive disease. In contrast, three of seven patients with pleural effusion have failed treatment (p=0.02) and subsequently died. Two measures of tumor ...
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Introduction: The pleural cavity is the most common extra-abdominal site for ovarian cancer metastasis. It can, however, be difficult to diagnose ovarian malignancy from the presence of a pleural effusion alone. Case Report: A 50-year-old premenopausal woman who presented with a large, right-sided, bilious pleural effusion subsequently diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Conclusion: Metastatic ovarian carcinoma should be considered in appropriate populations when another, more obvious source of the pleural effusion is not evident. In bilious effusions, an overt tract may not be visualized despite appropriate diagnostic imaging and gastrointestinal studies. In these cases, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) can provide a definitive diagnosis and potential therapeutic interventions by selecting patients who could benefit from surgical and chemotherapeutic interventions.
NK cells are a major component of innate immunity and exert a potent anti-tumor effect both in vitro and in vivo. However, NK cells infiltrating solid tumors have been shown to display severely impaired functional capabilities. In this study we analyzed NK cells present in pleural effusions (PEs) of patients with primary or metastatic tumors of different origin, including mesothelioma and lung, breast, colon, gastric, bladder and uterus carcinoma. In all instances, freshly isolated PE-NK cells displayed a CD56(bright) phenotype and expressed normal levels of both activating receptors and HLA class I-specific inhibitory receptors. In addition, they rapidly released large amounts of IFN-γ and TNF-α after stimulation. Upon culture in IL-2, they acquired a potent cytolytic activity against both allogeneic and autologous tumor cells. Tumor cell lysis was primarily mediated by NKG2D and NKp30 and partially by NKp46 and DNAM-1, in agreement with the expression of the corresponding ligands on ...
Aim: To evaluate and compare the utility of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis of tuberculous effusions in children.. Methods: PCR, adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) were evaluated in the fluid of 31 tuberculous (20 pleural, 8 ascites and 3 pericardial) and 24 non-tuberculous (10 transudtative ascites, 8 empyema thoracis, 3 malignant pleural and 3 pyopericardium) effusions.. Results: Fluid PCR for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was positive in 74% of tuberculous effusions, whereas it was falsely positive in 13% of the non-tuberculous group. The mean fluid ADA and ALC values were significantly higher in tuberculous effusions than in non-tuberculous effusions (p,0.001). The sensitivity and specificity of PCR, ADA (⩾38 IU/l) and ALC (⩾275/mm3) were 74% and 88%, 81% and 75%, and 90% and 83%, respectively, in diagnosing tuberculous effusions. The sensitivity of PCR, ADA and ALC was 100%, 100% and 88%, respectively, for confirmed tuberculous ...
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Fibronectin is a glycoprotein found in body fluids, loose connective tissue matrix and in basement membranes. Fibronectin in pleural effusion was found to be immunologically indistinguishable from the plasma form, as shown by double-diffusion analysis. Fibronectin isolated from pleural fluid by affinity chromatography on gelatin-Sepharose had a polypeptide pattern similar to that of plasma fibronectin in SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. In 28 patients with infectious or non-specific pleural effusion fibronectin concentrations in pleural fluid were 335 +/- 104 micrograms/ml (mean +/- SD), in 15 patients with malignant disease the concentrations were 369 +/- 173 micrograms/ml and in 26 patients with tuberculosis 441 +/- 103 micrograms/ml. The highest concentrations, 605 +/- 252 micrograms/ml, of fibronectin in pleural fluid were detected in 14 patients with connective tissue diseases. The results suggest that increased fibronectin concentrations reflect the presence of a pleurisy due to ...
Background: Pleural effusion is a commonest condition in clinical practice. Determining the cause of pleural effusion is not always easy. Proper history, clinical examination and investigations including pleural fluid studies may reveal etiological diagnosis of pleural effusion. Objective: In this study an attempt has been made to arrive at the etiological diagnosis by clinical profile of pleural effusion. Methods: A prospective study of 50 cases of pleural effusion was carried out in Department of Medicine, over period of two year. Cases admitted in Medicine and chest and TB ward were studied. The diagnosis of pleural effusion was done by detail history, physical examination and was then confirmed by chest x ray. Etiological diagnosis of pleural effusion was then confirmed by pleural fluid studies, like PH, pleural fluid protein, cytology. Results: Incidence of pleural effusion was more common in age group 20 50 years. Male predominance was more than females in both the groups. Tuberculosis was ...
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Objectives: To evaluate the value of pleural liquid alkaline phosphatase and pleural liquid/serum alkaline phosphatase proportion for the purpose of differentiating tuberculous from nontuberculous pleural effusion. maximum cut-off factors. Furthermore to utilizing the cut-off factors produced from ROC curves, the tool of each requirements for determining tuberculous pleural effusion was examined by determining the awareness, specificity, positive predictive worth (PPV), detrimental predictive worth (NPV) and performance. Outcomes Out of 60 situations studied, 40 had been guys and 20 females. Based on the scientific diagnosis, there have been 30 situations of tuberculous pleural effusion which 18 had been guys and 12 females using a indicate age group of 39.4 years (range 17-80). There have been 30 situations of nontuberculous pleural effusion which 22 had been guys and 08 females using a indicate age group of 38.24 months (range 03-72). Within the mixed band of sufferers with tuberculous pleural ...
Pleural effusions develop in about 6% of patients with MM. In this subset of patients, less than 1% of effusions are MPEs [6]. Current literature reveals that less than 100 cases of MPE have been reported worldwide. According to these case reports [78], MPE is consistently a poor prognostic indicator, with mean survival of less than 4 months.. MPE has been reported in patients with ages ranging from 22 to 83 years, equally distributed between males and females, and in IgA, IgG, IgD, and light chain subtypes [910]. A case series published by Cho et al. in 2010 [10] conducted a statistical analysis of 19 patients. In that series, IgA myeloma was most frequently implicated with malignant pleural effusions, followed by IgD and IgG; however, these findings are likely not statistically significant because only 19 patients were analyzed.. Kim et al. [9] demonstrated in a case report that despite aggressive treatment with systemic chemotherapy, radiation, autologous stem cell transplantation, or direct ...
Mesothelioma may affect pleura, peritoneum or pericardium, the last two sites being less commonly affected than pleura. Malignant mesothelioma is usually due to prolonged exposure to asbestos dust, particularly croccidolite. The tumour characteristically affects 20-40 years after exposure to asbestos. The first symptoms are those associated with worsening dyspnoea, pleural effusions, chest pain, and weight loss. The usual appearance is nodular pleural thickening around all or part of lung. A haemorrhagic pleural effusion may be present but the lung changes of asbestos may be absent. The effusion may obscure the pleural masses. Often the mediastinum is central despite the presence of a large effusion, and this is thought to result from volume loss of the underlying lung secondary to either ventilatory restriction by the surrounding tumour, or bronchial stenosis by tumour compression at the hilum.1 Rib involvement may occur with malignant mesothelioma. In the advanced stages of disease, patients ...
Inclusion Criteria:. Patient who was confirmed stage IV NSCLC with malignant pleural effusion confirmed by cytology.. Males or females aged ≥18 years, , 75 years. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-3. Life expectancy ≥12 weeks. Ability to maintain a drainage catheter. Previous intrapleural administration of chemotherapeutic drugs (preferred bleomycin) Males and females should be contraceptive during the period of the trial until 8 weeks after the last administration of the drug.. Adequate bone marrow, renal, and liver function are required. Able to comply with the required protocol and follow-up procedures, and able to receive oral medications.. Institutional review board-approved informed consent will be obtained for every patient before initiation of any trial-specific procedure or treatment.. Exclusion Criteria:. Any unstable systemic disease (including active infection, uncontrolled hypertension, unstable angina, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction ...
Pleural effusion, which in pediatric patients most commonly results from an infection, is an abnormal collection of fluid in the pleural space. Pleural effusion develops because of excessive filtration or defective absorption of accumulated fluid.
Modified Lights criteria are widely used to categorise pleural fluids as either exudates or transudates. These criteria include fluid/serum ratios and therefore require a blood sample. It is not clear whether analysis of pleural fluid alone would alter pleural fluid categorisation in routine clinical practice. In this study, pleural fluids were categorised using cut-off values for pleural fluid protein (⩾30 g/l) and lactate dehydrogenase (,0.45 of upper limit of the serum reference interval) recommended as providing optimal discrimination between transudates and exudates. The resultant categorisations were compared with those produced by application of modified Lights criteria. 77 pleural fluid specimens were included for analysis. Using modified Lights criteria, 32 fluids were categorised as transudates and 45 as exudates. Applying the pleural fluid cut-off values as outlined above, 26 fluids were categorised as transudates and 51 as exudates. Agreement was observed in 71/77 or 92.2% (95% ...
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We assessed the utility of ultrasound to guide the selection of closed pleural biopsy technique and site and to assess the respective contributions of repeat thoracentesis and closed pleural biopsy in 100 consecutive patients with undiagnosed pleural exudates. Thoracentesis was more likely to be diagnostic in TB than malignancy (77.8% vs 31.0%, p,0.001). The addition of ultrasound-guided biopsy increased the combined yield for all diagnoses from 48.0% to 90.0% (p,0.001), for malignancy from 31.0% to 89.7% (p,0.001) and for TB from 77.8% to 88.9% (p=0.688). Our findings suggest that this minimally invasive approach has a high diagnostic yield.. ...
Hi there. I was previously a health 30 year old female, and contracted pneumonia last year and developed a pleural effusion on my right lung. I was in hospital for two weeks as I had an infection (hot/...
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has received CE Mark approval to offer pleural fluid pH testing on its RAPIDPoint ® 500 Blood Gas System. This provides clinicians, laboratories and point-of-care coordinators with an important new diagnostic tool for use in critical care situations. Pleural fluid effusions may be a symptom of underlying illness such as heart failure, pulmonary embolism, cancer and kidney disease.
Pleuropericardial effusion as a presenting feature raises the possibility of infectious, neoplastic and connective tissue disorders.1 However, unusual pathophysiological mechanisms may sometimes pose a diagnostic conundrum in certain clinical contexts. Simultaneous pleuropericardial effusion secondary to obstructive uropathy is such a rare scenario with no report mentioned in the published literature.. A 62-year-old man presented with progressive dyspnoea and left flank pain for 1 month. A CT scan revealed massive left-sided effusion, mild pericardial effusion (figure 1A,B) and a large staghorn calculi in the left kidney causing grade 4 hydronephrosis (figure 2A,B). Therapeutic thoracentesis revealed a straw-coloured transudative effusion with sugar of 44 mg/dL, lactate dehydrogenase of 250 U/L and pleural fluid creatinine of 12.2 mg/dL against a serum creatinine of 1.5 mg/dL (ratio 8.13 : 1) confirming the diagnosis of urinothorax.2 His thyroid profile, autoimmune markers, HIV serology and ...
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Background: Peptide nucleic acid (PNA)-mediated real-time PCR clamping was recently used to detect mutations because it has higher sensitivity than conventional direct sequencing. Pleural effusion and serum samples could be good sources of detecting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational status of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods: We studied 37 NSCLC patients with malignant pleural effusion. In each patient, EGFR mutational status was measured from the samples of tumor tissue, cell block, pleural effusion and serum using both PNA clamping and direct sequencing. The concordance between PNA clamping and direct sequencing, and the diagnostic performance of pleural effusion was investigated. Results: The detection rate of EGFR mutation in the pleural effusion and the serum was 27% and 2.8%, respectively by both PNA clamping and direct sequencing. The κ coefficient between the two methods were 0.68 (p-value = 0.0007), 0.91 (p-value , 0.0001), 0.75 (p-value , ...
X RAY 33 Yr/M admitted with C/O breathlessness, abdominal pain & Lt knee joint swelling O/E: Pallor+, RS: Decreased Air entry on left side X ray chest for diagnosis? Lt side mod. pleural effusion How to proceed? Thoracocentesis What is the fluid seen here? Haemorrhagic fluid What are the causes? Bleeding / Coagulation Disorder Tuberculosis, Neoplasm, Trauma, Sarcoidosis, Exanthemata Evaluation revealed low christmas factor 2 nd Xray shows? Minimal Lt side pleural effusion Final diagnosis? Haemophilia B, Haemorrhagic pleural effusion LESSON : NEVER MISS HAEMOPHILIA
CT scans of the abdomen (Film 3) reveal a massive right pleural effusion with collapse of the right lung. The cystic mass in the liver is again demonstrated with enhancement of the thickened cyst wall.
Figure 2: Echocardiogram did not show pericardial effusion.. Approximately 1.5 liters of nonmalignant, noninfectious inflammatory exudate was aspirated on thoracocentesis. However, the patient had multiple recurrences, with multiple thoracocenteses and similar outcomes. A pleural decortication surgery was planned. Prior to the surgery, he developed atrial fibrillation. Due to the pleuritic nature of pain and history of low-grade fever, late gadolinium-enhanced CMR imaging was ordered.. CMR Findings: Late gadolinium enhancement revealed marked enhancement of the pericardium with no enhancement of parietal or visceral pleura despite large pleural effusions (Figure 3-A), consistent with primary pericardial inflammation with secondary pleural effusions. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 100 mm/hr. The diagnosis of primary pericarditis with secondary reactive pleural effusion was made. Steroid therapy led to near-complete resolution of pericarditis (Figure 3-B) and pleural effusions (Figure 1-B) as ...
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Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Shieh on what sort of problem is an aseptic joint effusion: An aseptic effusion can be due to an injury. If no injury occurs, an effusion can develop due to synovitis(acute inflammation of the joint). Patients with arthritis present with effusions as well when they are having a flair of the arthritis. A septic effusion means that you have an infection in that joint & that needs to be treated with at least an aspiration & antibiotics and possible surgery. for topic: What Sort Of Problem Is An Aseptic Joint Effusion
The apparent cardiomegaly is due to the apposition of pleural fluid over the cardiac shadow in the upright chest radiograph. This happens occasionally and you can see two examples in Diploma case 85. I dont know if this has been reported in the literature.. Final diagnosis: carcinoma with collapse of LUL and pleural effusion simulating cardiomegaly.. Congratulations to TR, who was the first to suggest the diagnosis, although the rest of you did very well too.. Teaching point: it is important to recognise the signs of LUL collapse in the PA view, because carcinoma is the most common etiology. An added bonus in this case is remembering that left pleural effusion may simulate cardiomegaly in the upright PA view ...
Question 13.3 from the first paper of 2008 presented the candidates with a characteristic film, and asked them to list 4 clinical signs typically found on chest examination. Thus far this has been the only engagement with pleural effusions the college has had, which is surprising given how much one can ask about. Is it transudative or exudative? What caused it? What are the radiological features? What tests would you order? And so forth.
Pleural effusion means that you have extra fluid between the pleura. This area is called the pleural space. The pleura are 2 layers of thin, smooth tissue that surround the lungs and line the chest. The pleural space usually holds only a small amount of fluid. This fluid lubricates the pleura. But if too much fluid fills the space, it can make it hard or painful to breathe.
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Determining the cause of a pleural effusion is greatly facilitated by analysis of the pleural fluid. Thoracentesis is a simple bedside procedure with imaging guidance that permits fluid to be rapidly sampled, visualized, examined microscopically, and
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In this study of patients in an outpatient HF clinic, specialised nurses were able to perform and interpret point of care US examination of the IVC and the pleural cavities to assess volume status with excellent quality, in contrast to the poor inter-observer agreement of medical history, clinical signs and physical examination. In regression analyses, the estimated volume status based on US predicted dose adjustments of diuretics significantly better than any other tool used to assess patients volume status and guide therapy.. Patients with HF are encumbered with substantial morbidity and this was also the case in this study population. Pleural effusion is closely related to congestion and decompensation among HF patients and may be difficult to detect both by clinical examination and chest X-ray.14 However, pleural effusion is easily assessable by US and at first visit pleural effusion was present in 42% of the patients. Detection of newly developed pleural effusion in HF patients may ...
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We report the case of a 56-year-old Caucasian male with hypertension and progressive painless jaundice who presented with shortness of breath of two weeks duration. The patient had a four year history of progressively increasing alkaline phosphatase of etiology for four years. There was no history of significant alcohol abuse or risk factors for viral hepatitis. On examination, his sclerae were icteric and there were spider naevi on the back. There was decreased air entry and dullness to percussion in the right lower lung field. Abdominal examination did not show organomegaly or free fluid. Labs showed direct bilirubinemia with a total bilirubin of 11.7, alkaline phosphatase 1261, AST 122, ALT 254, albumin 2.4 with normal platelet count and coagulation profile. Chest X-ray showed moderate pleural effusion (Figure 1). ERCP revealed stricturing in the proximal and distal intrahepatic ducts with a beaded appearance. Common bile duct brushings were negative for malignancy. Liver biopsy showed ...
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I have now been off of Sprycel for four months and one week; long enough, one might think, for the effusion to be completely gone. Since I have been home, I noticed that I am still short of breath when going up and down stairs, and since I read, and freak myself out, that it is "Possible" for some people on Bosulif to have pleural effusions, especially after having chronic pleural effusions on Sprycel, my physician and I though it prudent to get a chest xray; just for "good measure ...
Joint effusion is one of the classic radiographic signs of osteoarthritis, but no information is available regarding clinicians ability to detect joint effusion radiographically. This study determined the accuracy and precision of experienced and inexperienced observers in detecting joint effusion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP), metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and midcarpal joints on radiographs. Fresh cadaverous forelimbs were loaded in a material testing machine to mimic a standing horse. The joints were gradually distended and lateromedial and dorsopalmar radiographs were acquired. The images were assessed by three experienced and three inexperienced observers. This study showed that the sensitivity was high for both groups for all joints and projections. Specificity was high for the experienced group but low for the inexperienced group. There was a significant positive correlation between joint distension and severity of joint effusion when reported by experienced observersfor most views ...
We all were shocked to find that your left lung has almost collapsed due to fluid accumulated outside it. Its called Pleural Effusion in medical terms. Doctors drained the fluid out but it slowly came back again. Now this Pleural Effusion can happen due to lot of reasons, but there was always a doubt in our mind that probably your Sarcoma (Epithelioid Sarcoma) has reached to your lung from your toe.. We all were worried, but we were not really sure if Cancer is again back to haunt us. It was just the beginning of bad days to come.. It was ironical that our worst time was to begin right after we had best times of life, our sweet and beautiful daughter Chibu was just born a couple of months back.. You always had this habit of cracking a joke and make everybody laugh no matter what the situation was.. Looking at all our grim faces surrounding your hospital bed, you said something which only you could have said.. You said - "अरे इतना बड़ा चिबु था ना ...
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role of immunochemistry in serous effusions.STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed cell blocks of 18 pleural and 18 peritoneal effusions diagnosed as malignant (18), benign (14) and suspicious (4). They were immunostained by the avidin-biotin complex method with a panel of four monoclonal antibodies-CEA, Ber-EP4, LeuM1 (CD15) and r53-and for lectins (Ulex europaeus) UEA-1, ConA and ConBr. RESULTS: Seventeen of the 18 cases of adenocarcinoma were positive for CEA (95%), 12 (66.6%)for Bev-EP4, 11 (61 %)for CD15 nild 11 (62 %)for p53. Twelve of the 18 (66.6%) were positive for UEA-1, CEA, Ber-EP4 and CD15. UEA-1 did not react with mesothelial cells. p53 Gave a positive reaction in only one case, reactive mesothelial cells. ConA and ConBr reacted indiscriminately with benign and malignant cells; thus, it was not useful in distinguishing between these cells.CONCLUSION: In this context no antibody used alone is reliable for corroborating a diagnosis, but the selective use of a small panel ...
accordion] [accordion title="Answer" id="acc-4″] More than a litre was tapped off the larger right pleural effusion. Not your usual APO treatment but it worked very well. Likely element of APO that caused the acute dyspnoea (see some B lines most areas, and a poor LV), the chronic effusion was an easy way to drain fluid quickly and at the same time allow the collapsed area of lung to expand, improving the dynamics of chest wall movement.[/accordion] [accordion title="Further Resources" id="acc-5″]. ICN - Lung Ultrasound Guides. Article - Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill. Article - The BLUE Team Protocol. [/accordion] [/az_accordion_section]. [/az_acc_container ...
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in Nuclear Medicine Communications (2008), 29(11), 982-6. BACKGROUND: The intensity of the [F]fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) uptake is an independent prognostic indicator in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We evaluate the relationship between the metabolic ... [more ▼]. BACKGROUND: The intensity of the [F]fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) uptake is an independent prognostic indicator in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We evaluate the relationship between the metabolic activity of the primary and the pleurisy in T4 NSCLC. METHODS: 25 patients (16 males, nine females, mean age 63 years, performance status 1) with pathology-proven, T4 NSCLC and malignant pleurisy were included. All were treated by a platinum salt-based chemotherapy regimen. Positron emission tomography (F-FDG-PET) was performed before treatment, according to a routine procedure. Regions of interest were placed over the primary and the pleural effusion on the transaxial slice showing the highest activity. The maximum pixel standard ...
Patient: Female 57 Final Diagnosis: Coxsackie myocarditis and hepatitis Symptoms: Fever ? headache ? general SEDC malaise ? sob. GSK1120212 and generalized malaise. Her white blood cell count was 13×103 cells/mm3. Interestingly lumbar puncture ruled out meningitis. An echocardiogram to evaluate elevated troponin revealed an GSK1120212 ejection portion of 30% with severe left ventricular global hypokinesis without valvular vegetations consistent with new-onset systolic heart failure. Cardiac MRI showed a small pericardial effusion with bilateral pleural effusion. As she continued to be febrile a viral panel was ordered exposing coxsackie B4 antibody titer of 1 1: 640 (reference: >1: 32 indicates recent contamination) with positive Epstein-Barr computer virus deoxyribonucleic acid by PCR consistent with viral myocarditis. Conclusions: Coxsackie B computer virus myocarditis is usually rarely acknowledged and reported by the general internist in clinical practice so we would like present our ...
This article is dedicated to the humble joint effusion, particularly the plain radiographic appearances.. A joint effusion is defined as an increased amount of fluid within the synovial compartment of a joint. There is normally only a small physiological amount of fluid. Abnormal fluid accumulation can result from inflammation, infection (i.e. pus) or trauma and may be an exudate, transudate, blood and/or fat.. Recognition of a joint effusion on plain radiographs can be difficult, particularly for the non-radiologist. Appreciation of the typical appearances and signs of joint effusions can assist diagnosis. ...
The diaphragm needs to be identified to avoid intraabdominal tube insertion. Once the intercostal space where fluid has been identified is localised, the probe can then be rotated so that it lies between the ribs (transverse plane). At least 10mm of pleural fluid should be present for aspiration. The measurement is taken from the visceral pleura to the pariental pleura in inspiration.. There are 2 methods of aspiration. One is by marking the spot where the needle insertion should occur and doing it without using direct ultrasound visualisation , the second by leaving the probe on the skin and inserting the needle using direct visualisation.. The recommendation from the BTS guidelines however states that:. The marking of a site using thoracic ultrasound for subsequent remote aspiration or chest drain insertion is not recommended except for large pleural effusions. (C). Clearly ultrasound guided needle insertion is going to be essential in drainage of complex pleural effusions especially loculated ...
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An effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in a joint. A septic effusion is caused by infection. An aseptic effusion would be an increase in joint fluid that is not infectious; this usually include an inflammatory, arthritic, or traumatic cause. Gout is just one example of a condition that can cause an aseptic effusion.
Post procedure considerations. Post procedure radiographs have historically been obtained in order to rule out significant pneumothorax, however, studies have shown this to be unnecessary in patients with low risk for adhesions, require only a single needle pass, and have no new symptoms during or after the procedure. Results interpretation. Pleural fluid analysis. Diagnostic thoracentesis is useful for determining the cause of pleural effusions and for guiding therapeutic interventions. Visual inspection of the fluid is the first step in analysis and can help guide the differential and need for advanced therapies. Bloody fluid suggests trauma, malignancy, pulmonary infarct or pneumonia. White or milky fluid suggests presence of lipids. Grossly purulent fluid indicates empyema. Pleural fluid studies should always include lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), total protein, cell count with differential, culture with gram stain, glucose, and pH testing. Concurrent serum LDH and protein levels should also ...
A 43 year old man with no significant past history was seen for right chest pain and shortness of breath. A chest X-ray showed right pleural effusion and consolidation of the right lower lobe of lung. A CT scan showed an infiltrative mass extensively involving the diaphragmatic and costal margin of the pleura ...
(A and B) Chest computed tomography images showing a massive right pleural effusion, a 100 × 83-mm mixed-density lung mass at the right lower lobe (A), and m
What is pleural effusion? Pleural effusion, sometimes referred to as "water on the lungs," is the build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs. The pleura are thin m → ...
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The fascinating part of this adjustment is how seamlessly a chronic illness creeps in; and sets up shop. It arrives with a bang; "You have leukemia" and then begins to ebb and flow. You have good days and bad, just like you did prior to your diagnosis; the exception being that you do not seem to bounce back quite as quickly as you used to. Life in general takes a bit more effort and the things that you used to find effortless, now require digging deep, into your reserved pool of energy. You begin to settle into your new normal with absolutely no recognition of the disappearance of your old one. You do not even realize that the person that you once were has been forever changed ...
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Fluid extracted from a knee effusion. An effusion is the accumulation of fluid in a joint, in this case the knee, usually due to injury. This patient, a 63-year-old man, has osteoarthritis, which makes him more susceptible to developing an effusion since osteoarthritis causes an excessive production of synovial fluid in the joints. - Stock Image C001/6712
Clinical History: A 71-year-old male with a previous history of working-exposure to glass components was admitted to our hospital with persistent complaints of chest tightness, shortness of breath and edema in the lower limbs that started 3 months prior to his admission. An echocardiogram from a local hospital identified a nodule on the right-sided of the pericardium and large pericardial and pleural effusions. Percutaneous drainage was performed and 30 mL were obtained from the pericardium and 500 mL from the pleurae, both of hemorrhagic appearance. Biochemical analysis of pericardial and pleural fluids was not performed and cytological analysis was negative for malignant cells. Medical treatment was initiated and the patient remained asymptomatic for the following 3 days. The patients symptoms recurred and rapidly worsened so he was admitted to our institution for further examination and treatment. ...
This article is dedicated to the humble joint effusion, particularly the plain radiographic appearances. A joint effusion is defined as an increased amount of fluid within the synovial compartment of a joint. There is normally only a small physi...
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Thorax: A three-view thoracic study is available for interpretation. There is a focal unstructured interstitial pattern present within the peripheral aspect of the left caudal lung lobe. This has a ventral distribution on the right lateral image indicated by slight increased opacity superimposed over the apex of the heart. The rest of the lungs are unremarkable without evidence of pulmonary trauma. The heart is normal in size and shape, but the pulmonary vessels are decreased in size and thready in appearance. On the right lateral image there is a scant amount of air present in the pleural space noted just adjacent to the apex of the heart and diaphragm. Overt evidence of pleural effusion is not detected. The mediastinum and trachea are normal. The diaphragm is intact. In the visible abdomen good serosal detail is present. The stomach is filled with ingesta with particulate mineral material. There is no radiographic evidence of osseous trauma. No additional abnormalities are noted ...
I am a time bomb. Yes, he really dis say that lol. He said that he couldnt "clear" me for surgery but just assess the risks. My respiratory function is down. They prefer not to do surgery on anyone under a 1 and they definitely wont do it on anyone lower than a .75. Right now, i am a .83. At some point, he wants to do more testing, i believe. Im sorry but it is something of a blur. One of the concerns is that if they did the surgery i would end up permanently on a respirator. Personally, I wont have the surgery done if they the risk of it being permanent is high and i dont think they will do the surgery either. He sent me for more x-rays afterwards and it showed that there was more pleural effusion (fluid in the pleural cavity) but that it wasnt as bad as last time. At this point, no one has called to say that they want to drain me again and so they may wait to see how it goes. We came away feeling that there is no real answer at the moment, but it looks slimmer that they will be able to ...
The mosaic characteristic of the membrane, described in the fluid mosaic model, helps to illustrate its nature. The integral proteins and lipids exist in the membrane as separate but loosely attached molecules. These resemble the separate, multicolored tiles of a mosaic picture, and they float, moving somewhat with respect to one another. The membrane is not like a balloon, however, that can expand and contract; rather, it is fairly rigid and can burst if penetrated or if a cell takes in too much water. However, because of its mosaic nature, a very fine needle can easily penetrate a plasma membrane without causing it to burst, and the membrane will flow and self-seal when the needle is extracted.. The mosaic characteristics of the membrane explain some but not all of its fluidity. There are two other factors that help maintain this fluid characteristic. One factor is the nature of the phospholipids themselves. In their saturated form, the fatty acids in phospholipid tails are saturated with ...
Three scenarios seen not infrequently in clinic: a 16-year old girl with a 3-month history of painless left lump at the right side of her neck gets an FNAC done and the report shows granulomatous changes suggstive of tuberculosis. A 23 -ear old man with a 4-month history of unresolving cough despite 2-3 courses of antibiotics presents for further investigation. Chest radiograph showed mild left sided pleural effusion. Sputum AFB direct smear was positive. A 68-year old lady with multiple comorbidities presents with cough for a few weeks, chest radiograph revealed opacities in the right upper zone. Sputum for AFB was negative ...
2 Disember 2013 mama ke IJN lagi.... syukur alhamdullilah keadaan mama bertambah baik. Paru-paru kiri dah kembang ke maximum ... walaupun tak boleh kembali seperti dahulu kerana telah menjalani thoracotomy kira-kira 5 bulan yang lepas... tiada pneumothorax tetpi masih ada pleural effusion yang mana akan resolve selepas beberapa waktu.. amin ya allah ...
C2, as for the lung problem....It started about a year after the Remicade. I got a pleural effusion about 5 weeks or so after my last infusion. That got so big they had to tap the lung and drain the fluid. The pain continued until they decided to do a plueroscopy. They didnt find any more fluid in there, but did see the the lung wall had some type of "hard coating: on it. No one to this day, two years later, knows for sure that it was the Remicade. My GP is positive thats what caused it, but neither the Pulmonary people nor my GI will say it. My lung still hurts when I take deep breaths and sneezing is an adventure ...
Im just wondering if anyone here has had pneumonia that eventually led to pleural effusion? I was diagnosed with waking pneumonia October 18th. The...