The evaluation of concentration of calprotectin, in pleural fluid | 32511
Immunotherapy: Open Access

Immunotherapy: Open Access
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The evaluation of concentration of calprotectin, in pleural fluid with causes of exudative pleural effusion

International Conference on Tumor & Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

July 28-30, 2016 Melbourne, Australia

Mohammad Reza Hashempour, Ali Aryannia, Mahshid Mehrjerdian, Mojtaba Kiani and Gholam Reza Roshandel

Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Azar Hospital, Iran
Taleghani Hospital, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sayyad Shirazi Hospital, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Immunother Open Acc

Abstract :

Background: Nowadays, routine invasive techniques to diagnose the causes of exudative pleural effusion are going to be replaced by new noninvasive methods such as biomarkers which with the same diagnostic accuracy can confirm malignant situations at least in a group of cases who do not need more invasive means. Materials & Methods: In this descriptive-analytical and case control study, the calprotectin concentrations in pleural fluid was evaluated in 90 patients with exudative pleural effusion, and compared among two groups Including 34 patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and 56 patients with benign pleural effusion (BPE) in sayyad shirazi hospital in Gorgan of Iran in 2014. All patients underwent examination and the necessary laboratory tests were done and Closed pleural biopsy was performed if necessary. Collected Data were analyzed by SPSS- 21st atistical software and chi-square, t-test, ANOVA and logistic regression analysis. Results: Calprotectin concentration was (107.72�?±10.59) in patients with malignant cause sand (114.42�?±23.95) in others. Calprotectin concentration was (122.34�?±27.03) in patient with TB. The results showed that this difference was statistically significant (p=0.05) and calprotectin rate, is lower in the malignant pleural effusion. Especially, when the results were compared with patients with TB, this difference was more prominent (p=0.01). Discussion & Conclusion: According to higher levels of calprotectin in tuberculous pleural effusions, maybe we can achieve important results in differentiating between malignant and non-malignant pleural exudate, without the need for invasive procedures, by putting together the clinical symptoms, the calprotectin concentration in pleural fluid and pleural fluid cytology results.

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