Disease Information for Pleural effusion

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Apical heart impulse/medial displacement
Chest Pain
Cyanosis
Orthopnea in Elderly
Asymmetrical breathing
Breath Sounds Decreased
Bronchial breath sounds
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Consolidation left base/signs
Consolidation right base/on exam
Cough
Distant breath sounds
Dullness to percussion lung base
Dyspnea
Dyspnea at rest
Dyspnea on exertion
Fremitus Localized Decrease
Intercostal spaces filled out
Localized decreased breath sounds
Localized dullness to percussion
Lung signs/abnormality
Orthopnea
Pleural Friction Rub.
Rapid Breathing
Shortness of breath/SOB
Signs of consolidation/chest
Signs of pleural effusion
Splinting on breathing/sign
Sudden onset dyspnea
Tachypnea/Increased respiratory rate
Unilateral Absent Breath Sounds
Whispered pectroliloquy/egophony
Tracheal deviation/shift
Demographics & Risk Factors
Recent Event
Recent/Pneumonia
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Pleural fluid culture/sterile
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
PLEURAL Transudate
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
SPAG/Serum Albumin-Pleural Gradient (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
PFT/Vital capacity decreased
Thoracentesis/Abnormality
Thoracentesis/Pleural fluid present
X-RAY
Fluoroscopy/Cardiac/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Atelectasis/Chest
Xray/Chest film/extrapulmonary abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Costophrenic angle/blunted/Chest
Xray/Mediastinal shift/Chest
Xray/Pleural fluid/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Empyema
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, bacterial
Pneumonia/Bronchopneumonia
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute respiratory failure/Respiratory arrest
Atelectasis, pulmonary
Pleural Effusion
Atelectasis in Child
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pleural disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
CLASS/Serosal disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Breathing Workload
Pathophysiology/Lung Ventilation Mechanics
Process
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Diuretic
Definition

An abnormal collection of fluid between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lung and the wall of the chest cavity.

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