pleural effusion

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pleural effusion

n.
An exudate of fluid into the pleural cavity.
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Post-contrast thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed right pulmonary effusion and decreased calibration together with a filling defect of the left inferior pulmonary artery due to a chronic PE (Figure 1a).
3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo , the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, reported that multiple independent and objective clinical studies and case studies presented this week at the 2007 American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) Annual Congress in Orlando, Florida, focused on the unique capabilities of Masimo's noninvasive patient monitoring technologies in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of several disease states, including pulmonary effusion, methemoglobinemia, carboxyhemoglobin and hypoxemia-helping clinicians provide more rapid, improved patient care.
After several scans and breath tests, I was told that I had been diagnosed as having pulmonary asbestosis, pulmonary effusion and ischaemic heart disease (circulation problems).

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