Table 2

Pleural fluid characteristics

TGFβ2+ steroid (n=15) TGFβ2only (n=15) p value
Effusion volume in 24 hours (ml)28.0 (10.5)26.7 (8.8)NS
Total effusion volume (ml)55.0 (26.0)47.3 (23.0)NS
Total leucocyte count (/mm3)1107 (387)1376 (581)NS
Protein (mg/dl)3.1 (0.3)2.9 (0.3)0.02
Glucose (mg/dl)176 (38)182 (50)NS
LDH (IU/l)478 (232)502 (123)NS
  • Data are presented as mean (SD).

  • LDH = lactate dehydrogenase; NS = not significant by Student'st test.