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Keywords

Exudative effusions, Pleural effusion, Thoracentesis, Transudative effusions

 

Authors

  1. Mulroy, Janet Flynn MSN, RN, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN

Abstract

Pleural effusions occur as secondary to a disease process. A case study of a patient with a pleural effusion is presented, as well as a brief description of the signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and management of this disease process.