Pleural disease

Oliver J. Bintcliffe, Amelia O. Clive, Nick A. Maskell

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Abstract

Pleural disease encompasses a wide range of pathological processes, many of which are common and increasing in incidence. Patients with pleural disease are encountered by both respiratory specialists and general physicians, and a systematic approach to their management helps in targeting investigation and optimizing patient care. Research has led to recent advances in diagnostic strategies and therapeutic techniques in these patients. This review focuses on the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions, malignant pleural disease, pleural infection and pneumothorax, and provides practical suggestions regarding investigation and management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalMedicine
Volume44
Issue number4
Early online date19 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Empyema
  • malignant pleural effusion
  • parapneumonic effusion
  • pleural disease
  • pleural effusion
  • pneumothorax

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