VEGF Correlates with Inflammation and Fibrosis in Tuberculous Pleural Effusion

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Bien, Mauo-Ying; Wu, Ming-Ping; Chen, Wei-Lin; Chung, Chi-Li;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: The Scientific World Journal,volume 2,015 (issn: 2356-6140, eissn: 1537-744X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2015/417124, pmc: PMC4391609
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Objective. To investigate the relationship among angiogenic cytokines, inflammatory markers, and fibrinolytic activity in tuberculous pleural effusion (TBPE) and their clinical importance. Methods. Forty-two patients diagnosed with TBPE were studied. Based on chest ultr... View more
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