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Table 1 Patient characteristics.

From: Cell-free miRNAs may indicate diagnosis and docetaxel sensitivity of tumor cells in malignant effusions

  Characteristics Number Percent (%)
Malignant   18  
  Gastric cancer 9 50
  Lung cancer 9 50
  Gender Male 9 50
     Female 9 50
  Age < 60 7 39
     > 60 11 61
Benign   11  
  Ascites 4 36
  Pleural 7 64
  Gender Male 6 55
     Female 5 45
  Age < 60 6 56
     > 60 5 45
  Diagnosis   
  Liver Cirrhosis 2 18
  Tuberculosis 3 27
  Heart Failure 3 27
  Pneumonia 2 18
  Injury 1 9