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Systemic Inflammatory Effects During the Acute Phase of Experimental Pleurodesis in Rabbits: IL-8

Pleural Fluid Volume: The pleural fluid volume was significantly greater after the intrapleural injection of SN than it was after the intrapleural injection of TL at each time point (Table 1). The amount of pleural fluid tended to increase with Read More

Systemic Inflammatory Effects During the Acute Phase of Experimental Pleurodesis in Rabbits: Pleural Fluid

LDH: The intrapleural injection of SN, but not TL or saline solution, led to a short-term increase in serum LDH levels. The mean serum LDH level was significantly higher 6 h after the injection of SN (540 ± 215 IU/L) Read More

Systemic Inflammatory Effects During the Acute Phase of Experimental Pleurodesis in Rabbits: Cytokines Analysis

IL-8 (OptEIA, rabbit IL-8 set; Pharmingen; San Diego, CA) and VEGF (R&D Systems; Minneapolis, MN) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay according to the manufacturers’ directions. Quantification of IL-8 and VEGF was done by comparison of the optical density in Read More

Systemic Inflammatory Effects During the Acute Phase of Experimental Pleurodesis in Rabbits: Reagents

The animals were killed with a lethal injection of pentobarbital (USP Pharmacy). Immediately before the pentobarbital injection, a blood sample from each animal was collected for comparison with normal blood parameters from noninjected rabbits. After death, the animals were exsanguinated Read More

Systemic Inflammatory Effects During the Acute Phase of Experimental Pleurodesis in Rabbits: Pleural Injection

SN was one of the first agents used for pleurodesis in concentrations varying from 1 to 10% and had a success rate of 75 to 90%. In a rabbit model with normal pleura, the intrapleural injection of 0.5% SN produced Read More

Systemic Inflammatory Effects During the Acute Phase of Experimental Pleurodesis in Rabbits

Pleurodesis is routinely used for the treatment of recurrent malignant pleural effusions. Many agents have been used to produce a pleural symphysis, including silver nitrate (SN), quinacrine, tetracycline and its derivatives doxycycline and minocycline, bleomycin, Corynebacterium parvum, and talc (TL), Read More

A SO-Year-Old Man With Skin Lesions and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules: Conclusion

Our case patient met each of the Coleman criteria. His rash, lymphadenopathy, and constitutional symptoms of fevers, chills, night sweats, and weight loss were all well-described clinical manifestations of secondary syphilis. Serologic testing, including positive rapid plasma reagin and fluorescent Read More

A SO-Year-Old Man With Skin Lesions and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules: Patients

Among the protean clinical manifestations of syphilis, pulmonary involvement is unusual. While nodular (or gummatous) and fibrotic lesions of the lung (usually with pleural involvement) are well established yet uncommon complications of tertiary syph-ilis, pulmonary involvement in secondary syphilis is Read More

A SO-Year-Old Man With Skin Lesions and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules: Diagnosis

Subsequent laboratory evaluation included the following: erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 49 mm/h; HIV by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, negative; viral hepatitis panel, negative; urine and blood cultures, no growth; skin biopsy fungal culture, no growth; antinuclear antibody, titer of 1:80 in a Read More

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