Table 2.

AUCs for different comparisons

Any pleural disease vs AE* AUC (95% CI)Malignant vs benign pleural disease AUC (95% CI)
Serum osteopontin0.735 (0.677-0.793)0.710 (0.647-0.773)
Plasma osteopontin0.729 (0.631-0.827)
Pleural osteopontin0.478 (0.332-0.624)
Serum mesothelin0.741 (0.684-0.799)0.784 (0.727-0.842)
Pleural mesothelin0.646 (0.542-0.749)
  • * Pleural disease includes MPM, Mets, and BPLAE.

  • Malignant pleural diseases include MPM and Mets, and benign pleural diseases include BPLAE and AE.

  • These comparisons include only patients with BPLAE in the benign pleural disease group.