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Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions)

Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Also Known As:
Pleural Effusions; Effusion, Pleural; Effusions, Pleural
Networked: 5016 relevant articles (212 outcomes, 383 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Ascites
2. Pneumothorax
3. Neoplasms (Cancer)
4. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
5. Edema

Experts

1. Light, Richard W: 38 articles (05/2015 - 01/2002)
2. Light, R W: 19 articles (01/2007 - 01/2000)
3. Kalomenidis, Ioannis: 18 articles (07/2015 - 07/2003)
4. Sahn, Steven A: 17 articles (03/2014 - 03/2002)
5. Lee, Y C Gary: 16 articles (07/2015 - 07/2002)
6. Porcel, José M: 12 articles (12/2015 - 04/2006)
7. Wu, Guang-Ping: 9 articles (11/2015 - 07/2007)
8. Creaney, Jenette: 9 articles (07/2015 - 09/2006)
9. Gourgoulianis, Konstantinos I: 9 articles (07/2015 - 07/2005)
10. Sone, Saburo: 9 articles (08/2012 - 02/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Pleural Effusion:
1. TalcFDA Link
2. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
3. PicibanilIBA
4. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase)FDA Link
5. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
6. Prednisolone (Predate)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Praziquantel (Biltricide)FDA Link
8. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor)IBA
9. Cisplatin (Platino)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Pleurodesis
2. Catheters
3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
4. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube)
5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)