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Transudate Exudate appearance of the fluid Colour- clear and pale yellow (filtrates of plasma and contain only very little cellular material compared to an exudate) cloudy or turbid and they show a variety of colours depending on the constituents and their concentrations Ex. yellow, brown, greenish, and even red( lot of red blood cells are present 11. Protein — Ascitic fluid had been classified as an exudate if the total protein concentration is ≥2.5 or 3 g/dL and A transudate if it is below this cut-off. However, the exudate/transudate system of ascitic fluid classification has been replaced by the SAAG. Measurement of total protein, glucose, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in. 13. Morphology of acute inflammation Exudative inflammation is characterized by prevailing of exudation and development of exudates in tissue and body cavities. 14. Morphological types of exudative inflammation (according to character of exudates and prevailing location): • Serous, when the fluid exudate resembles serum or is watery. Pleural effusion. 1. A pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in the pleural space resulting from excess fluid production or decreased absorption or both. It is the most common manifestation of pleural disease. Hemothorax is blood in plueral space . Chylothorax is chyle (lymph+fat) in pleural spcae. Empyema is pus in plueral space


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was used; an exudate having a gradient £ 12 g/l and a transudate having a gradient >12 g/l. By this method, 213 patients were correctly classified (accuracy 74.7%). Additionally, we also re-searched the efficiency of the parameter of the pleural fluid/serum albumin for the differentiation of exudates from transudates (Table 2) Approach to ascites. 1. Dr Pravakar Sethi Diagnostic approach to ascites. 2. ASCITES Askites a Greek word which means 'bag' or 'sac'. definition ASITES IS AN ACCUMULATION OF FREE FLUID WITHIN THE PERITONIAL CAVITY. In CHILDREN,hepatic,renal,and cardiac disease are the most common causes. 3

Transudate vs exudate Transudate. Transudative pleural effusions are defined as effusions that are caused by factors that alter hydrostatic pressure, pleural permeability, and oncotic pressure.. Conditions associated with transudative pleural effusions include:. Congestive heart failure; Liver cirrhosis; Severe hypoalbuminemi Exudate is a cloudy fluid that is oozed out from the blood vessel walls into the surrounding tissues due to an injury or inflammatory condition while transudates occur due to high hydrostatic and osmotic pressure that is built up within veins and capillaries and appear as a clear fluid. This is the key difference between exudates and transudate

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Determination of transudate versus exudate source of pleural effusion. Fluid is exudate if one or more of the following Light's criteria is present: Mnemonic: 5,6,7 PLR. (Like pleura): Effusion protein/serum protein ratio greater than 0.5.. The main difference between transudate and exudate pleural effusion is that the transudate pleural effusion results in a filtrate of clear fluid with a low protein and cell content. It is due to the increased capillary hydrostatic pressure and/or decreased capillary oncotic pressure. But, on the other hand, the exudate pleural effusion results in a cloudy fluid with a high protein and cell. Transudate • Exudates • Lab analysis: Gross exam, cell count, etc. • Differential: PMN, Lymph, Mono, etc. • Cells unique to the lungs: Mesothelial cells • RBCs and WBCs: are limited, if increased without traumatic tap ----- indicates infarction • Cytology exam: useful in identifying malignancy or abnormal morphological cells Effusions may be classified as a pure transudate, a modified transudate, an exudate, a hemorrhagic effusion, or a neoplastic effusion. Exudates may be subdivided into septic or non-septic exudates. The classification of these fluids is based on 3 parameters; total protein, cell counts, and cytologic appearance. A refractometer i

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The first step in the evaluation of patients with pleural effusion is to determine whether the effusion is a transudate or an exudate. An exudative effusion is diagnosed if the patient meets Light. Transudate: Exudate: Main causes ↑ hydrostatic pressure, ↓ colloid osmotic pressure: Inflammation-Increased vascular permeability: Appearance: Clear: Cloudy: Specific gravity < 1.012 > 1.020 Protein content < 2.5 g/dL > 2.9 g/dL fluid protein considered as transudate, the difference of albu-min concentration between serum and effusion is greater than 1.2mg/dl, then the effusion is diag-nosed as transudate. The amount of LDH present in the pleural fluid is a rough indicator of the extent of pleural inflammation and is useful in assessing treatment outcomes. Transudativ World's Best PowerPoint Templates - CrystalGraphics offers more PowerPoint templates than anyone else in the world, with over 4 million to choose from. Winner of the Standing Ovation Award for Best PowerPoint Templates from Presentations Magazine. They'll give your presentations a professional, memorable appearance - the kind of sophisticated look that today's audiences expect

Differences Between Transudates and Exudates

  1. Pleural effusion is classically divided into transudate and exudate based on Light's criteria (Table 1). 3 In transudate, fluid accumulates in the pleural space due to increased hydrostatic pressure or decreased oncotic pressure across the intact capillary beds of pleural membranes. 4 However, in exudate, the capillary beds themselves are.
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  3. gradient can classify transudates and exudates better than Light's criteria in patients receiving diuretics as treatment for congestive heart failure.. Source: Candeira SR, et al. Influence of diuretics on the concentration of proteins and other components of pleural transudates in patients with heart failure
  4. ate transudate and exudate have evolved over time, older tests, which were commonly applied in the past, were also included in our analysis. Surprisingly, the results of these tests, including pleural fluid specific gravity and Rivalta test, were only rarely reported (in 12.4% and 9.6% of patients, respectively)
  5. gradient (SAAG) is a reasonably reliable way to differentiate between transudate and exudate fluids (serum albu

1. The most commonly ordered ascitic fluid tests are shown in Table 13.2.. 2. The serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) is necessary to determine if a patient's ascites is due to portal hypertension. . Calculation of SAAG is performed by measuring the serum albumin and ascitic fluid albumin concentrations simultaneously and then subtracting the ascitic fluid albumin from the serum albumin Exudate effusions: Occur during inflammatory processes that result in damage to blood vessel walls, body cavity membrane damage, or decreased reabsorption by the lymphatic system. Examples include infections, inflammations, hemorrhages and malignancies. Transudate is fluid pushed through the capillary due to high pressure within the capillary Transudate vs. Exudate Edtif fthfll i iti tExudate if anyone of the following criteria met PF protein > 2.9 g/dL PF/S protein > 0.5 PF LDH > 0.67 upper limits serum LDH PF/S LDH > 0.6 PF cholesterol > 45 mg/dL PF/S cholesterol > 0.3 Serum albumin-PF albumin < 1.2 g/dL Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995; 151: 1700-170 An exudate is an extravascular fluid that has a high protein concentration, contains cellular debris, and has a high specific gravity. be either an exudate or a transudate. Pus, a purulent exudate, is an inflammatory exudate rich in leukocytes (mostly neutrophils), the debris of dead cells and, in many cases, microbes Classification of cause of an effusion is aided by determining if the fluid is a transudate or an exudate. An Effusion. is an increase in the serous fluid due to some disruption in the production or reabsorption processes. PowerPoint Presentation Last modified by

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  1. Biochemistry to ascertain whether transudate or exudate and relevant tumour markers. Cytology for malignant cells or non-neoplastic conditions. Microbiology for diagnosis of suspected infections •Non-diagnostic (ND) •Negative for malignancy (NFM) •Atypia of uncertain significance (AUS) •Suspicious for malignancy (SFM
  2. Fluid which collects due to an inflammatory process is referred to as an exudate and that which forms due to a non-inflammatory condition is referred to as a transudate. When the effusion is an exudate, it is important to investigate whether the inflammatory process is an infective one (septic) or caused by a non-infective process, e.g. malignancy
  3. Exudate Lymphocytic Neutrophilic ADA >40 TB Common Lymphoma Rare ADA < 40 Cancer Common Pulm Embol Rare Gluc Gluc> 2.2 Ph >7.2 Abx < 2.2 Ph < 7.2 Abx + drain + Surgery Transudate Diagnostic Algorithm—Pleural Effusion PP/SP > 0.5 Or PLDH/SLDH >0.
  4. Effusions may be classified as a pure transudate, a modified transudate, an exudate, a hemorrhagic effusion, or a neoplastic effusion. Exudates may be subdivided into septic or non-septic exudates. The classification of these fluids is based on 3 parameters; total protein, cell counts, and cytologic appearance. A refractometer i
  5. Transudates and Exudates A general classification of the cause of an effusion can be accomplished by separating the fluid into the category of transudate or exudate. Effusions that form because of a systemic disorder that disrupts the balance in the regulation of fluid filtration and reabsorption—such as th
  6. Exudate: extravascular fluid collection that is rich in protein and/or cells. Fluid appears grossly cloudy. • Effusions into body cavities can be further described as follows: Serous: a transudate with mainly edema fluid and few cells. Serosanguinous: an effusion with red blood cells

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3rd Oct 2006 Grand Round - Davies Lecture theat re. Characteristics of exudate vs transudate: Exudate Pleural/serum protein ratio >0.5 Pleural fluid/serum LDH ratio >0.6 Pleural LDH > 2/3 upper limit normal of serum LDH Other: Pleural/serum cholesterolratio >0.3 Serum-pleural albumin gradient ≤1.2g/d Transudate or exudate Whether a pleural effusion is a transudate or an exudate determines its further evaluation and treatment. Acidosis Pleural fluid acidosis is found in complicated pleural. Transudate and Exudate - Causes and Differences. Transudate and exudate are two different types of fluids that are secreted in the body in reaction to different pathologies. Transudates result from an imbalance in oncotic and hydrostatic pressures. These are usually ultrafiltrates of plasma. Exudates are the result of inflammation Pleural fluid puncture (pleural tap) enables the differentiation of a transudate from an exudate, which remains, at present, the foundation of the further diagnostic work-up. When a pleural effusion arises in the setting of pneumonia, the potential devel- opment of an empyema must not be overlooked. Lung cancer is the most common cause of. an exudate, while a difference greater than 1.2 g/dL indicates a transudate.17 A low concen-tration of cholesterol in the pleural fluid may also be more accurate in classifying this fluid as a transudate. If a pleural effusion is likely to be a transu-date, initial laboratory tests can be limited to levels of protein, cholesterol, and lactate dehy

Causes of pleural fluid transudates and exudates. Pleural effusion: main causes and features Light's criteria for distinguishing pleural transudate from exudate Pleural fluid is an exudate if one or more of the following criteria are met: Pleural fluid protein:serum protein ratio > 0.5. Pleural fluid LDH:serum LDH ratio > 0. 1. General measures: bed rest,propped up position. ,oxygen inhalation, symptomatic support, • Pleurocentesis: removal of fluid from pleural space. • Chest tube drainage for empyema. 2.Specificic treatment:if TB- antituberculae drugs. if pneumonia: aspiration followed by antibiotics. If malignant effusion: intercoastal chesttube drainage Pleural Effusion. Pleural effusions are accumulations of fluid within the pleural space. They have multiple causes and usually are classified as transudates or exudates. Detection is by physical examination and chest x-ray; thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis are often required to determine cause Thus, CHF-related exudates were identified in only 12 patients, and in 4 of these patients the exudates could be explained by RBC contamination of the pleural fluid. The clinical presentation of patients with CHF-associated exudates was similar to that of CHF patients with transudates A brief overview of ascitic fluid analysis, including how to interpret ascitic fluid results and how to differentiate between an exudate and a transudate. Clinical Examination A comprehensive collection of clinical examination OSCE guides that include step-by-step images of key steps, video demonstrations and PDF mark schemes

exudates; transudates; pleural effusions; Pleural effusions develop in thoracic or systemic diseases and, based on their underlying pathophysiology, they are classified into transudates or exudates.1 2 They are termed exudates if the pleural fluid to serum ratio of total protein (TPR) is >0.5, the pleural fluid absolute lactic dehydrogenase (FLDH) level is >200 IU/l, or the pleural fluid to. The biochemistry tests that are related to pleural fluid analysis are total protein, albumin and LDH level. Transudate. Total protein, albumin and LDH level will be low. Value of SAAG above 1.1 g/dL is considered evidence of a transudate condition. Exudate. Total protein, albumin and LDH level will be high Differentiation of exudate and transudate fluid. Aims to identify local from systemic illness. Common causes can then be actively sought and treated; Use Light's criteria is moderately sensitive for differentiation, further tests are then required to further define the exudate; Pleural fluid from thoracocentesi Analysis of the pleural fluid should be done to figure out if the cause of the pleural effusion is an exudate or transudate. Light's criteria is a type of criteria that can diagnose if the effusion is an exudate or transudate. Exudate effusions are commonly caused by malignancies, autoimmune diseases, pancreatitis, and post- myocardial. Pleural effusions are a common medical problem with more than 50 recognised causes including disease local to the pleura or underlying lung, systemic conditions, organ dysfunction and drugs.1 Pleural effusions occur as a result of increased fluid formation and/or reduced fluid resorption. The precise pathophysiology of fluid accumulation varies according to underlying aetiologies

Transudate versus exudate. Transudates accumulate when vascular hydrostatic pressures increase, oncotic pressures decrease, or both occur simultaneously. Congestive heart failure is one of the most common causes of transudates. Transudates are also associated with hypoalbuminemia, nephritic syndrome, and peritoneal dialysis In this prospective study of 70 patients with pleural effusion, the underlying disease could be identified in 62 cases. By predefined criteria, 31 of these effusions were classified as transudates and 31 as exudates. Pleural fluid protein content, LDH activity and cholesterol level were measured to investigate their utility in differentiating the exudates from the transudates

• Exudate vs. Transudate • Clot formation • Vessels, platelets & proteins • Thrombosis • Pathological clot • Arterial = endothelial damage & platelet activation. • Venous = stasis and factor activation Summary • Infarction • Ischemic = end artery organ • Hemorrhagic = venous or dual blood supply • Tissue vulnerability. Transudates vs exudates. There are many causes of pleural effusion that are broadly split into transudates and exudates. This categorisation relies upon the biochemical analysis of aspirated pleural fluid 5: transudate. protein concentration <30 g/L absolute; total protein fluid:serum ratio <0.5; lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) <20 IU/L; LDH fluid.

Pleural effusions are generally classified as transudates or exudates, based on the mechanism of fluid formation and pleural fluid chemistry. Transudates result from an imbalance of oncotic and hydrostatic pressures, whereas exudates are the result of inflammatory processes of the pleura and/or decreased lymphatic drainage Effusions were classified as transudate or exudate using Light's criteria, and serum-effusion albumin gradient criterion in some doubtful cases of exudates 9-11. Definitions The specific aetiology of transudative effusions (congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis and nephrotic syndrome) was based on clinical and laboratory data, as well as. Pleural effusion: diagnosis, treatment, and management Vinaya S Karkhanis, Jyotsna M JoshiDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, IndiaAbstract: A pleural effusion is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the pleural space. It can pose a diagnostic dilemma to the treating physician because it may be related to disorders of the lung or pleura, or to. • Straw: serous effusion (clear = transudate; cloudy = exudates) • Bloody: trauma, malignancy, haemorrhagic pancreatitis, perforated peptic ulcer • Turbid: SBP, perforated viscus • Chylous (milky): malignancy, lymphoma, tuberculosis, parasitic Serum-ascites albumin gradient (SAAG This is a descriptive study carried out in Khartoum state hospitals during the period from May 2012 to April 2014. The study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of the pleural effusion/serum (CHOL, LDH, and protein) ratios in the differentiation between exudate and transudate pleural effusion. As a part of the investigation, 135 serum and pleural effusion samples were collected from patients.

Pleural Effusion ­­ Definition of pleural effusion Accumulation of fluid between the pleural layers Epidemiology of pleural effusion Estimated prevalence of pleural effusion is 320 cases per 100,000 people in industrialized countries, with a distribution of etiologies related to the prevalence of underlying diseases. Causes of pleural effusion Can be divided into [ In this case, the LDH is less than 2/3 the upper limit of normal for serum, the protein ratio is 0.33 and the LDH ratio is 0.4. Therefore, this effusion should be classified as a transudate. You should be aware that Light's criteria will misclassify transudates as exudates in 15-30% of cases Determining if the increased fluid is transudate or exudate is important because it helps narrow down the possible causes of pericardial fluid buildup. Healthcare practitioners and laboratorians use an initial set of tests, including cell count, protein or albumin level, and appearance of the fluid, to distinguish between transudates and exudates Inflammation and Tissue Repair PTAP-130. The body responds to injury of vascularized tissue with series of events collectively called: Nice work! You just studied 36 terms! Now up your study game with Learn mode

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The criteria of Light et al. correctly classified 41 exudates (95%) and 3 transudates (38%), whereas PZE correctly classified 43 exudates (100%) and 4 transudates (50%).The criteria of Light et al. failed to identify an exudate attributable to pneumonia.PZE clearly shows an α-2 band and a γ band. The patient had a pleural/serum total protein ratio of 0.33, a pleural fluid LDH of 99 U/L, and. Compared to other methods that classify the ascites fluid in transudate or exudate, the SAAG is considered more accurate. There are three pieces of information required by the SAAG calculator: Serum concentration of albumin - measured in g/dL or g/L. This represents around 50% of the protein in the blood and is produced by the liver Pleural effusions in animals were initially classified as transudates or exudates based on pleural effusion: specific gravity, total protein concentration (TPp) and total nucleated cell count (TNCCp). 11 As in these two groups these parameters were often overlapping, Perman introduced the modified transudate. 12 This was defined as having a similar TPp and TNCCp to an exudate but formed.

Start studying Effusions. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools A pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid in the pleural space, an area between the layers of tissue that line the lungs and the chest wall. It may also be referred to as effusion or pulmonary effusion. The type of fluid that forms a pleural effusion may be categorized as either transudate or exudate.. Transudate is usually composed of ultrafiltrates of plasma due to an imbalance in vascular.

Exudate: result of . inflammation (increased permeability) high protein and cell debris - content specific gravity >1.020. 2. Transudate: result . of hydrostatic or . osmotic pressure . imbalance (ultra filtrate . of plasma, no increased vascular permeability) low protein content specific gravity < 1.015. Pus: inflammatory exudate Transudate vs. Exudate Exudate if anyone of the following criteria met PF protein > 2.9 g/dL PF/Sprotein>05PF/S protein > 0.5 PF LDH > 0.67 upper limits serum LDH PF/S LDH > 0.6 PF cholesterol > 45 mg/dL PF/S cholesterol > 0.3 Serum albumin-PF albumin < 1.2 g/dL Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995; 151: 1700-1708 Diagnostic Approac

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Exudate vs. Transudate • Clot formation • Vessels, platelets & proteins • Thrombosis • Pathological clot • Arterial = endothelial damage & platelet activation. • Venous = stasis and factor activation Summary • Infarction • Ischemic = end artery organ • Hemorrhagic = venous or dual blood supply • Tissue vulnerability. TRANSUDATE EXUDATE Appearance Clear Cloudy Cell count < 1000 > 1000 Cell type Lymphocytes, PMNs monocytes LDH < 200 U/L > 200 U/L Pleural/serum LDH ratio < 0.6 > 0.6 Pleural/serum protein ratio < 0.5 > 0.5 Protein> 3g Unusual Common GGucoselucose NooarmalLow pH Normal(7.40-7.60) 7.20-7.40 Gram stain Negative Usually positiv Pericardial Fluid Analysis. A 54-year-old woman with a past medical history significant for tobacco abuse and hypertension presents with worsening chest discomfort, dyspnea, and weight loss. On admission temperature is 35.6°C, blood pressure 110/65, heart rate 81, respiratory rate, 26, oxygen saturation 95% on 2L. ECG shown in Figure 1 Inflammation is the second stage of wound healing and begins right after the injury when the injured blood vessels leak transudate (made of water, salt, and protein) causing localized swelling. Inflammation both controls bleeding and prevents infection. The fluid engorgement allows healing and repair cells to move to the site of the wound Here's a mnemonic on Light's criteria for exudative pleural effusion. Ann Intern Med. Pleural fluid LDH divided by serum LDH >0.6. The category 3 effusion meets at least one of the following criteria: (1) the effusion occupies more than one-half the hemithorax, is loculated, or is associated with a thickened parietal pleura; (2) the Gram stain or culture is positive; or (3) the pleural fluid.

Light RW, et al. Pleural effusions: the diagnostic separation of transudates and exudates. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):507-513. 29. Murphy MJ, et al. Categorisation of pleural fluids in routine. • An exudate is due to leak of fluid due to increased capillary permeability of the diseased capillary bed. • Common causes of an exudative PE are pneumonia, malignancy, pulmonary embolism and GI diseases. 10/14/2014 Prof. Abdulsalam Y Taha 5 10/14/2014 Prof. Abdulsalam Y Taha 6 Other forms of PF • Para-pneumonic PE is the commonest cause. Physiotherapy For Pleural Effusion. The area between the layers of tissue that line the lungs and the chest cavity, known as the pleural space, can get filled with either transudate or exudate forms of fluid. Transudate is usually composed of ultra-filtrates of plasma due to an imbalance in vascular hydrostatic and oncotic forces in the chest. A transudate contains Less than 100/ mm3cells, whereas an exudate usually contains more than1000/ mm3 cells. If Cells count between 100 and 1000 / mm3 access other fluid parameters. III. Estimate the Protein A transudate usually contains less than 2.5 g/dl o protein whereas an exudate contains more than 3g/dl. IV

and intravenous infusions. In clinical practice the majority of effusions are exudates or transudates. The pleura is usually normal in the presence of a transudate but generally abnormal in the context of an exudative effusion. Traditionally, the distinction between a transudate and an exudate has been based on estimation of specific gravity. It is carried out with purulent-inflammatory processes to eliminate exudate, transudate, blood and air. Kits for pleural puncture. Pharmacies sell ready-made kits that contain everything you need to conduct a puncture. The base of the kit is represented by a syringe and needles. The volume of syringes and the diameter of the needles vary, so.

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6 Nestlé PURINA Interpretation of Canine and Feline Cytology tivity testing. Analysis of cell count, protein concentra - tion, and specific gravity will determine if the fluid is a transudate, a modified transudate, or an exudate (see thetable Guidelines to Distinguishing Transudates and Exudates, Part IV).Cells should be enumerated manually or by elec (SAAG). Gradients of <11g/L indicate an exudate and diuretics are less likely to be helpful in these patients. Portal hypertension is most commonly associated with massive hepatic metastases or cirrhosis. With portal hypertension, the ascites is a transudate and there is a high SAAG. Gradient

fluids in the bronchi & bronchioles. These fluids include exudates, transudate, blood & aspired fluid. According to the viscosity of the secretion, rales may be dry or moist and cripitant. NORMAL RESPIRATORY SOUNDS ON AUSCULTUTION ÄThe normal respiratory sound heard over the respiratory area consists of vesicular sound & bronchial sound: The student will be able to distinguish between an exudate and a transudate and list laboratory testing used to make such a determination. The student will be able to identify the major cell types found in pleural effusions and explain how these correlate with various disease processes

Pleural effusion may be classified according to composition of pleural fluid by Light's criteria into two subtypes: exudate and transudate. An increase in plasma osmotic pressure or elevated systemic or pulmonary hydrostatic pressure are alterations that lead to the formation of transudate. In contrast, an exudate results from inflammation and. Thoracentesis or pleural tap, is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help you breathe easier. Normally the pleural cavity contains only a very small amount of fluid Categorization of the fluid as a transudate or exudate simplifies the differential diagnosis, because conditions associated with PF formation tend to cause effusions of one of these types. Light's three-criteria rule has been the traditional approach for identifying exudative effusions ( Table 76-1 ) The evidence-based guideline for the evaluation of unilateral pleural effusions published in 2010 by the British Thoracic Society is useful. 1 However, there is a paucity of data to guide decision-making in many areas. This article provides a pragmatic approach to the evaluation of a patient with pleural effusion, based on the evidence gathered.

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Ascitic fluid can accumulate as a transudate or an exudate. Amounts of up to 25 liters are possible. Roughly, transudates are a result of increased pressure in the portal vein (>8 mmHg, usually around 20 mmHg [5]), e.g. due to cirrhosis, while exudates are actively secreted fluid due to inflammation or malignancy. As a result, exudates are high. Biochemically, effusions can be either an exudate or a transudate. Traditionally, a protein of > 30 g/l indicates an exudative effusion, whereas a protein of < 30 g/l indicates a transudate. However, this is never absolute and as a result, the use of Light's criteria for protein levels between 25 and 35 g/l is recommended ( 1 , 6 ) ( Table 3 ) Mixed inflammatory cells increase in number as a transudate becomes modified and are present in large numbers in an exudate. Mesothelial cells would be expected in this type of sample, and it can therefore be useful to look for a second population when checking for neoplasia Approach to the Patient with Ascites Differential Diagnosis Ascites refers to the pathologic accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. It is important to establish a cause for its development and to initiate a rational treatment regimen to avoid som

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Introduction. Pleural fluid is classically classified as a transudate or an exudate, which helps in determining the cause of pleural effusions. The criteria of Light et al are used as a first step to differentiate transudates from exudates in the workup of patients with pleural effusion. 1 However, these criteria have some limitations, especially in patients with heart failure and taking. Transudate fluid indicates a systemic origin, one in which a part of the body, usually the heart, liver, or kidney, is creating an overall imbalance of the fluids of the body. Exudate fluid indicates there is a problem around or in the lungs such as a bacterial or viral infection, an embolism , or cancer, and further tests are done to get a. Transudate ­¯ 7. Exudate ° ¸ ¸ 8. Specific Types of Effusions ­ 9. Side-specificity. 10. Appearances of Pleural Effusions. 11. Subpulmonic Effusion. 12. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of CT scans in differentiating pleural effusions as exudate or transudate using attenuation values in HU. Methods This retrospective study was performed on 100 patients with pleural effusions admitted to Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health between January 2014 and December 2016 Introduction. Biochemical analysis of pericardial fluid (PF) is commonly performed for the initial assessment of pericardial effusion after pericardiocentesis, and it is recommended by international guidelines. 1 2. Results are interpreted according to Light's traditional criteria for the differential diagnosis between transudates and exudates