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Pleural fluid protein is inversely correlated with age in uncomplicated parapneumonic pleural effusions
Objectives: Assess whether age influences standard biochemical parameters used in the differential diagnosis of transudative and exudative pleural effusions. Design and methods: We retrospectively analyzed data from the ...
Salbutamol Modulation of Ion Transport in Sheep Parietal Pleura Is Protein Dependent
The formation of pleural effusion during pulmonary edema is an important physiological mechanism of resolution of alveolar flooding. In cases of pulmonary edema resulting from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ...
VEGF increases the permeability of sheep pleura ex vivo through VEGFR2 stimulation
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a cytokine that increases vascular permeability to water and proteins and induces angiogenesis, has been implicated in the development of pleural effusions. Inflammatory and ...
Physiology of pericardial fluid production and drainage
The pericardium is one of the serosal cavities of the mammals. It consists of two anatomical structures closely connected, an external sac of fibrous connective tissue, that is called fibrous pericardium and an internal ...
Airways microbiota: Hidden Trojan horses in asbestos exposed individuals?
Malignant pleura mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare type of cancer with devastating prognosis, which develops in the pleural cavity from transformed mesothelium. MPM has been directly associated with asbestos exposure however ...