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PLEURAL EFFUSION Symptoms and Causes

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Confusion, ringing of ears, dry (stinging) eyes, nightmares, depression associated with hyper-sensitivity/over-reaction in social events.

Im 16 yrs old and i have a bad lower back and neck so i take cylobenzapr and one time i fell asleep and awoke and was talking but not making no sense

Unresponsive to 5mg/kg q 8wks; increased to 10mg/kg q6wks. After 3 doses at that strength noted fatigue, occasional night sweats, joint aches, sudden onset of chest pain and dyspnea (pleurisy, small pleuraleffusion) Had just taper

54y/o, WM, Status post quadruple coronary artery bypass graft surgery(10 months ago). Surgery went well, only complication was a pretty large left pleural effusion requiring chest tube placement. Resolved well, no further problems

Experienced weakness and fatigue, diagnosed with pericardial effusion and anemia, hospitalized for 14 days. Surgical thorectomy and drainage.

Feb 2009 hospitalized for pericardal effusion then suffered with reaccuring pericarditis for a year march 2101 sent to mayo clinic in minnasota for a radical pericardectomy

Hi am a nursing student and my pt has pneumonia and pleural effusion and empyema withlarge abcessand the hostpital is giving him perfalgan is that wrong?

My father died last week after suffering from: fluid buildup in the lining of the lungs (pleural effusion), heart (pericardial effusion), led to hard breathing, fatigueandvery low oxygen in

When people receive a lung transplant, the pleural cavity is destroyed. How are people able to breathe following a lung transplant when there is no pleural cavity???

PLEURAL EFFUSION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Recruiting Cyclobenzaprine Extended Release (ER) for Fibromyalgia
Conditions: Fibromyalgia;   Pain;   Sleep;   Fatigue
Interventions: Drug: Cyclobenzaprine ER (AMRIX);   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Visual Analogue Pain Scale;   Brief Fatigue Inventory;   Analogue sleep/wakefulness scale;   Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire;   Sheehan Disability SCale;   Quick Inventory of Depression;   Reported Adverse Effects
2 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended Release for the Treatment of Chronic Migraine
Condition: Chronic Migraine
Interventions: Drug: Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Mean total number of migraine/migrainous headache days per month;   Mean total number of headache days/month;   mean peak daily and mean average daily pain intensity ratings/month;   mean total number of abortive treatment days/month
3 Recruiting Use of Cyclobenzaprine After Vaginal Surgery
Condition: Postoperative Pain
Intervention: Drug: Cyclobenzaprine
Outcome Measures: Faces Pain scale;   Quantity of pain medications;   Constipation scale
4 Unknown  Study Comparing A New Drug Containing The Combination Meloxicam And Cyclobenzaprine In The Treatment Of Acute Lumbago
Condition: Acute Lumbago
Interventions: Drug: meloxicam/Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride;   Drug: meloxicam - Movatec®;   Drug: Cyclobenzaprine - Miosan®
Outcome Measures: Pain Reduction;   Frequency of rescue medication use
5 Unknown  A Comparative Study Between Lysine Clonixinate+Cyclobenzaprine and Caffeine+Carisoprodol+Sodium Diclofenac+Paracetamol
Condition: Low Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Tandrilax;   Drug: Dolamin Flex
Outcome Measures: Pain average reduction;   Identification of possible gastrointestinal effects
6 Recruiting A Randomized Study of Three Medication Regimens for Acute Low Back Pain
Condition: Acute Low Back Pain
Interventions: Drug: Naproxen;   Drug: Cyclobenzaprine;   Drug: Oxycodone/ acetaminophen
Outcome Measure: Roland Morris low back pain functional disability scale