Criteria for Transudate Pleural Effusion

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How is Transudate Pleural Effusion diagnosed?

• Pleural fluid protein/serum protein ratio less than 0.5

• Pleural fluid LDH/serum LDH ratio less than 0.6

• Pleural fluid LDH less than 2/3 of the upper limit of normal serum LDH.

Causes of Transudate Pleural Effusion:

Congestive heart failure.

Additional Reading:

Basic Pulmonology

1. Lung Mechanics
2. Alveolar-Blood Gas Exchange
3. Gas Transport and Regulation of Respiration
4. Four Causes of Hypoxemia
5. Control of Respiration
6. Systemic vs Pulmonary Circulation FAQ
7. Principles of Gas Exchange in Lungs
8. Hypoxia, Hypoxemia & Hemoglobin-Oxygen Saturation Curve
9. FAQ on Mechanics of Breathing
10. FAQ on Control of Breathing
11. Criteria for Transudate Pleural Effusion
12. Light's Criteria for Exudate Pleural Effusion
13. Notes on Lung Sounds
14. Patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
15. Management of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
16. Notes on Asthma Treatment

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