Pericardial fluid

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(Physiol.) a serous fluid of a pale yellow color contained in the pericardium.

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We defined an extrapulmonary NTM infection case as having [greater than or equal to] 1 isolates from skin/soft tissue (wound, abscess, tissue, or exit catheter); disseminated sites (blood, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, pericardial fluid, or peritoneal fluid); lymph node (lymph node or neck abscess); joint (synovial or joint fluid); or other (urine, eye, sinus, or nasopharyngeal).
In majority of patients pericardial fluid was drained in Operation Room under General Anaesthesia using a sub-xiphoid incision made at lower end of original median sternotomy wound.
However, pericarditis can occur even in the absence of pericardial fluid collection (5).
3) Although the pericardial fluid cultures from the patient's initial presentation yielded no growth, the corresponding gram stain did show gram positive cocci in pairs compatible with Streptococcus bacterium.
She visited a tertiary hospital where recurrence of moderate pericardial fluid was confirmed, while reinstitution of methylprednisolone 8mg/d and ibuprofen 600 mg/tid was followed by gradual improvement and discharge shortly after.
Since the patient presented with acute pericardial tamponade, an intrapericardial drainage tube was immediately inserted with the aid of ultrasound guidance, which resulted in an outflow of slightly yellowish and turbid pericardial fluid.
14) In the context of an autopsy, it is important that not only blood but also other body fluids that are highly infectious like amniotic fluid, pleural fluid, seminal fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, vaginal fluid and cerebrospinal fluid.
An emergency pericardiocentesis was performed and 2200 mL of pericardial fluid were evacuated during a 3 day period.
The cardiac silhouette only increases when > 300 mL of pericardial fluid has collected and is therefore commonly normal in acute pericarditis.
On chemical analysis of the pericardial fluid a low glucose level of 3 mg% (normal: 60-80 mg%), a high LDH level of 6644 mg% (normal: usually <400 mg%), and 300 eosinophils/mL (17%, no normal values but probably <1%) were found.
The transthoracic echocardiography pointed to the global cardiac dilatation, the left ventricular systolic function severely diminished by the diffuse hypokinesia (EDLVV 122 ml, ESLVV 91 ml, LFEF[ 25%), the absence of a significant valve disease, pericardial fluid and intracavitary formations.
Biochemical analysis of pericardial fluid and whole blood in dogs with pericardial effusion.