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Pleural disease

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Identify and manage pleural infection > http://www.jthoracdis.com/article/view/332/664

Use appropriate investigations to determine the cause of a pleural effusion > http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1211.html

Detect and manage occupational lung disease > http://www.studentozdoc.com.au/public/admin/HTT_Occupational_lung_diseases.pdf

Generate a management plan for malignant pleural effusions > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183615/

 

Points for discussion

Does smoking increase the risk of mesothelioma in a patient with asbestos exposure? 

For which conditions should pleurodesis be considered? See Spontaneous Pneumothorax

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