Pleural Diseases

by Jeremy Brown, PhD

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    The lecture Pleural Diseases by Jeremy Brown, PhD is from the course Pleural Disease. It contains the following chapters:

    • Pleural disease
    • Transudates vs. exudates
    • Unilateral pleural effusions
    • Pleural tap
    • Pleural biopsy
    • Pneumothorax
    • Tension pneumothorax
    • Empyema
    • Pleural thickening
    • Asbestos exposure and pleural disease

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    1. The normal pleural space has divisions due to connections between the visceral and parietal pleura.
    2. A small pneumothorax is best detected at the top of the chest.
    3. A small pleural effusion is best detected at the bottom of the chest.
    4. Significant pleural disease should be picked up by a good examination of the chest.
    1. Rheumatoid arthritis
    2. Congestive cardiac failure
    3. Constrictive pericaridits
    4. Nephrotic syndrome
    1. Echocardiogram
    2. Bronchoscopy
    3. CT guided biopsy of the pleura
    4. Pleural cytology
    1. Pulmonary embolus
    2. Marfan’s syndrome
    3. Bullous lung disease
    4. Smoking
    1. Rapid insertion of a cannula into the second intercostal space in the midclavicular line
    2. Controlled oxygen between with an FiO2 of 24 to 28%
    3. Immediate intubation and ventilation
    4. Treatment with cardiac inotropes
    1. Pleural fluid content of 40 g / L, culture negative with normal pH and no loculations seen on the ultrasound
    2. Pleural fluid pH of < 7.2
    3. Pleural loculations visible on pleural ultrasound
    4. Culture of Streptococcus milleri from the pleural fluid

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     Jeremy Brown, PhD

    Jeremy Brown, PhD

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    Light's Criteria needs to be more explicit
    By Hamed S. on 02. March 2017 for Pleural Diseases

    good talk. I think it would have been better for clarity if light's criteria was mentioned more explicitly on the pleural effusion section of the talk.