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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Previous trials have investigated the use of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) to assess patients with dyspnea in the ED. The sentinel trial was the BNP (Breathe Not Properly) trial that evaluated nearly 800 patients presenting to the ED with complaints…
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