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Left Sided Pleural effusion. The most common cause of this presentation is malignancy. It is important to consider the source of a possible primary. It may also be necessary to obtain a sample of the effusion fluid to determine whether it is a transudate or an exudate, using Light's criteria as a guide. Exudate contains greater levels of protein than a transudate reflecting it's often inflammatory origin as the blood vessels become 'leaky' to protein molecules. The differential diagnosis for bilateral pleural effusions is different again. Consider 'failure' e.g. heart, renal or hepatic.  
Tim Ritzmann
about 10 years ago
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Internal medicine on Instagram: “Color fundus photograph of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy showing reintal hemorrhages, yellow lipid exudates, and dull white cotton…”

“Color fundus photograph of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy showing reintal hemorrhages, yellow lipid exudates, and dull white cotton wool spots…”  
Instagram
over 5 years ago
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Why is there such a distinction between transudates and exudates and is this distinction obvious in practice?

I have read about transudates and exudates but am not really sure why there is such a distinction and if this clear distinction is even seen in practice. Is it as clear as the textbooks imply?  
Raiha Mastorn
almost 6 years ago
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Pleural Effusions - Transudate, Exudate & Lymphatic

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6075 Pleural, Effusions, -, Transudate,, Exudate, &, Lymphatic, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Pleural Effusions - Transudate, Exudate & Lymphatic - YouTube

http://usmlefasttrack.com/?p=6075 Pleural, Effusions, -, Transudate,, Exudate, &, Lymphatic, Findings, symptoms, findings, causes, mnemonics, review, what is...  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Dressings and topical agents for arterial leg ulcers | Cochrane

People with blood circulation problems in their legs can develop leg ulcers. The majority of ulcers result from poor blood flow in the veins and are treated by compression. Arterial leg ulcers occur because of poor blood supply to the legs when there is a block in a leg artery or narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Without treatment of the underlying poor arterial blood supply, ulcers take a long time to heal or may never heal. These ulcers are treated by covering them with dressings, or using creams or ointments (topical agents), or both to promote healing and protect the ulcers from infection. A variety of types of dressings can be used depending on the overall aim of the treatment. The intention is to select dressings to reduce ulcer pain, manage exudate if present (the fluid that can leak from these ulcers) and promote healing.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Early versus delayed dressing removal for people with surgical wounds | Cochrane

Most surgical procedures involve a cut in the skin that allows the surgeon to gain access to the deeper tissues or organs. Most surgical wounds are closed fully at the end of the procedure.The surgeon covers the closed surgical wound with either a dressing or adhesive tape.The dressing can act as a physical barrier to protect the wound until the continuity of the skin in restored (within about 48 hours). It can also absorb exudate from the wound, keeping it dry and clean, and preventing bacterial contamination from the external environment. Some studies have found that the moist environment created by some dressings accelerates wound healing, although others believe that it is a disadvantage, as excessive exudate can cause softening and deterioration of the wound and surrounding healthy tissue.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Macular Degeneration Relapse Linked to Exudate Type

In patients with neovascular AMD, pigment epithelial detachment and intraretinal cysts are more important biomarkers of vision loss than subretinal fluid, researchers report.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Transudate vs Exudate

Lights criteria etc  
Kris Frank
about 4 years ago