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Bharati Taksande

Department of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Maharashtra, India


  • Original Article   
    Diagnostic Accuracy of a Drop Hydrogen Peroxide Test to Differentiate Between Exudative and Transudative Pleural Effusion
    Author(s): Bharati Taksande*, Anu Yarky, Trupti Patil and Vishakha Jain

    Background: The differentiation of pleural effusions as being either transudate or exudate is the first step in the diagnostic workup of the biofluid. It has been shown that physicians are not very accurate to differentiate exudate from transudate. Routinely we use Light’s criteria to differentiate between exudate and transudate pleural fluid, however, it takes about 24 hours to get the results, hence we want to use the bedside test which gives us the result within 1 minute of thoracocentesis. The aim of our study is to determine the Diagnostic accuracy of Bedside test - A drop Hydrogen peroxide test to differentiate between exudative and transudative pleural fluid in comparison with Light’s criteria. Methods: We screened 1024 patients in outpatient department and included 172 patients in the study who had clin.. Read More»

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