Published: 20 November 2017
Author(s): José M. Porcel, Lucia Ferreiro, Carme Civit, Luis Valdés, Aureli Esquerda, Richard W. Light, Silvia Bielsa
Section: Original Article

Light's criteria misclassify about 30% of cardiac effusions as exudates, possibly leading to unnecessary testing. Our purpose was to derive and validate a scoring model to effectively identify these falsely categorized cardiac effusions, in the setting of natriuretic peptide lacking data.

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