M. Esther San José, MD

Accredited by

BMJ Learning

Course Description

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:
- apply pH levels in pleural fluid lower in diagnosis of suspected infectious pleural effusions.
- describe the usual cellular composition of complicated parapneumonic effusions, including relative proportions of types of leukocytes present.
- describe the potential utility of measuring proinflammatory interleukins IL-1 and IL-8 in pleural fluid from complicated parapneumonic effusions.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Expiration Date:2017-Sep-30
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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