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Evaluating the adult with new-onset pleural effusion

Kruger, Danielle MS Ed, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: July 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 7 - p 20–27
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000431507.82701.f7
Pulmonary Medicine

ABSTRACT PAs play an essential role in recognizing new-onset pleural effusion in adults. This article reviews risk factors, patient assessment, diagnostic testing, initial management, and treatment.

Danielle Kruger is an assistant professor in the PA program at St. John's University in New York City and a part-time PA in emergency medicine at Coney Island (N.Y.) Hospital. The author has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

Earn Category I CME credit by reading this article and the article beginning on page 13 and successfully completing the posttest on page 28. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct. This material has been reviewed and is approved for 1 hour of clinical Category I (Preapproved) CME credit by the AAPA. The term of approval is for 1 year from the publication date of July 2013.

© 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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