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  Clinical criteria for exudative pleural effusion in adults (Light's criteria)

 
The EBMcalc module Clinical criteria for exudative pleural effusion in adults (Light's criteria) is available in EBMcalc Complete Edition.
 

 
This calculator yields the following results:
 
Equation parameters include:
 
References
  1. Light RW, Macgregor MI, Luchsinger PC, Ball WB Jr. Pleural effusions: the diagnostic separation of transudates and exudates. Ann Intern Med. 1972; 77:507. PubMed ID: 4642731 PubMed Logo
  2. Heffner JE, Brown LK, Barbieri CA. Diagnostic value of tests that discriminate between exudative and transudative pleural effusions. Primary study investigators. Chest. 1997; 111:970. PubMed ID: 9106577 PubMed Logo

 

 

 
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