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Types of Effusions
Causes of Transudates
Causes of Exudates
Types of fluids
To supply oxygen.
To maintain nutrition supply if intake less than body requirement related to inability to ingest adequate nutrients.
To maintain body fluid volume lost due to drainage, by oral/ i. v. method.
A lung that is surrounded by excess fluid for a long time may be damaged. Pleural fluid that becomes infected may turn into an abscess, called an empyema. Pneumothorax can be a complication of the thoracentesis procedure.
Chapter 22. Pleural Effusions, Excluding Hemothorax CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Pulmonary Medicine
Chapter 117. Thoracentesis Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine
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Pleural Effusion Chapter 263. Disorders of the Pleura and Mediastinum > Pleural Effusion Harrison's Online
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Exercise 4-13. Pleural Effusion Chapter 4. Radiology of the Chest > Exercise 4-13. Pleural Effusion Basic Radiology, 2e
Pleural Effusions Chapter 13. Pulmonary Pathology > Pleural Effusions Pathology: The Big Picture
Pleural Effusion Chest Wall, Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura > Pleural Effusion Schwartz's Principles of Surgery
Mrs. Ritu, F 42 developed shortness of breath, complete anorexia, cough and weakness for last one month. The symptoms grown worse and worse day by day and she became unable to lie down in bed for shortness of breath and cough which aggravated after midnight and she was so panic as in agony. The only comfortable position was to sit up. Usually, cough had two paroxysms. She was obliged to sit up in bed or keep herself in half sitting position. She developed extreme aversion to food, even smell of food causing her nausea.
On examination, she was found to be hypertensive, asthmatic, non-diabetic, pale, anemic and too weak even unable to walk.
Haemogram, LFT, KFT, Electrolytes, Lipid profile, CK MB etc. all were within normal range.
ECG revealed cardiomegaly with LVH.
Echocardiography revealed cardiac overload, reduced left ventricular efficiency with mild PR.
Chest X ray PA view showed marked cardiomegaly with pulmonary congestion with bilateral pleural effusion, more on right side.
HRCT Thorax revealed almost same findings as in chest x ray.
On further case taking, she revealed history of menorrhagia due to adenomyosis uteri for last 3 years, bleeding piles due to constipation and hard stools.
Mild albuminuria, borderline diabetes mellitus, hyper loaded kidneys with elevated blood creatinine level and anemia.
X Ray Chest PA View dated 03-01-2015
X Ray Chest PA View dated 20-01-2015
HRCT Thorax dated 21-01-2015
X Ray Chest PA View dated 19-02-2015
Complete resolution of effusion and restoration of normal cardiac size with normal findings in blood and urine exams.
On looking at a glance, Asclp. Tub seems to be similimum, but modalities were so marked Kali nitricum was found to be most suitable.
RESPIRATION - ASTHMATIC - night - midnight - after - sitting up in bed - must sit up- KALI-N.
A single dose of Kali nitricum was given on 03rd January 2015 in morning. There was mild aggravation that night.
Since second night, improvement in general condition started but dyspnea and cough was increased. Surprisingly, there was sense of wellbeing along with aggravation in particulars.
X ray and HRCT scan were done on 20 and 21 January respectively. Both were showing slight worsening in conditions at pathological levels. The only supporting symptom was a feeling of better health all the time. Night agony was also better in spite of dyspnea and cough. Appetite was much better now.
By the end of 20th day, she was miraculously better and all the symptoms gone except some weakness.
The last scan was done on 03rd January 2015 and there was no sign of disease. No fluid, no cardiomegaly and no pulmonary congestion.
A complete cure of gross pathological changes with a single dose of the similimum remedy!