BMC Pulm Med 2021 Mar 19;21(1):95. Epub 2021 Mar 19.
Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking University People's Hospital, Xizhimen South Avenue No. 11, Beijing, 100044, China.
Purpose: Pleural effusion (PE) is a common clinical manifestation, and millions of people suffer from pleural disease. Herein, this retrospective study was performed to evaluate the biomarkers and ratios in serum and pleural fluid (PF) for the differential diagnosis of the multiple types of PE and search for a new diagnostic strategy for PE.
Methods: In-patients, who developed tuberculous PE (TPE), malignant PE (MPE), complicated parapneumonic effusion (CPPE), uncomplicated PPE (UPPE), or PE caused by connective tissue diseases (CTDs) and underwent thoracentesis at Peking University People's Hospital from November 2016 to April 2019, were included in this study. Read More