There are two myths that have persisted about thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis that must be dispelled. The first myth is that a large volume thoracentesis should not remove more than 1,500 mL fluid due to the risk of re-expansion…
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Advise patients to drink at least 2 L daily; consider thiazide diuretics, citrate therapy and allopurinol for patients with “active” calcium stone formation. American College of Physicians (ACP) Key Recommendations Increased fluid intake to achieve 2 L of urine output daily…
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