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The Trans-Exudative Pleural Effusion

Ioanna Mitrouska, MD; Demosthenes Bouros, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 ,  Dr. Mitrouska is Consultant in Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital, and Dr. Bouros is Professor of Pneumonology, Medical School University of Crete, and University Hospital, Department of Pneumonology.

Correspondence to: Demosthenes Bouros, MD, FCCP, Professor of Pneumonology, University Hospital, Department of Pneumonology, Heraklion 71110, Crete, Greece;



Chest. 2002;122(5):1503-1505. doi:10.1378/chest.122.5.1503
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At the end of 19th century, Starling and Tubby,1 in a landmark study, interpreted microvascular fluid and solute exchange as resulting from the balance between hydrostatic and colloidosmotic pressures, according to the following formula:

where, Qf is fluid movement, and Lp, A, ςd, P, and pi are filtration coefficient, surface area of the pleura, reflection coefficient for protein movement across the pleura (pl), hydrostatic pressure of the pulmonary capillary bed (cap), and oncotic pressure of pleural space, respectively.

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