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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Cardiothoracic |

Combination US-Guided Cutting-Needle Biopsy and Standard Pleural Biopsy for Diagnosis of Unilateral Pleural Effusions: A Novel Approach

Jinlin Wang, MD; Xiaohong Xie, MD; Yunxiang Zeng, MD; Shiyue Li, MD
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The State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, China Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A59. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.062
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SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: The search for the most efficient approach for diagnosis of unilateral pleural effusions (UPE) is still active. The major aim of this study was to determine sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and diagnostic accuracy of US-guided cutting-needle biopsy (CNB) or standard pleural biopsy (SPB) and their combination in diagnosis of UPE.

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