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Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)

Title: Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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I would like to thank the association for the opportunity to discuss this intriguing paper from the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions In this subgroup of patients with air leak of 10-20ml/min it is desirable perform an imaging study to verify the absence of PTx, however, when LUS confirms lung expansion or the presence of apical PTx, CXR seems not needed.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
The FDA has received 79 reports (including 17 deaths) of pneumothorax events associated with feeding tube placement involving two approved enteral access systems.News Alerts
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news
Condition:   Pneumothorax Intervention:   Device: Ultrasound (US) Imaging Sponsor:   Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Under current blunt trauma imaging protocols that commonly include chest CT, most scapular fractures are SOCTO and most are associated with other thoracic injuries. Although patients with scapular fracture SOCTO and isolated scapular fracture have higher admission rates and ISS than non-scapular fracture patients, their hospital mortality is similar. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29322585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
r J Abstract In symptomatic malignant pleural effusions, mostly in a palliative situation, therapeutic procedures should be chosen to improve dyspnoea and the concomitant impairment of quality of life. Indwelling pleural catheters (IPC) have played an increasing role in recent years. The efficacy and safety of this method have not been adequately clarified under real-life clinical conditions. 94 patients, in whom IPC had been implanted because of a clinical indication, were analysed retrospectively with respect to efficacy and safety, together with patient characteristics, peri- and postinterventional complication...
Source: Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Zentralbl Chir Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Indication for post-drain removal imaging after lung resection is debated. Chest x-ray (CXR) is widely used to confirm lung expansion but not evidence-based. We propose to introduce lung ultrasound (LUS) as alternative to exclude significant pneumothorax (PTx) in this setting. METHODS: Fifty patients undergoing lung resections were enrolled. Inclusion criteria were: complete expansion of the lung at post-operative CXR, pleural effusion
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions Minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum with the technically modified fourth-generation bar and its securing system has advantages of low morbidity, short hospital stay, and excellent cosmetic results, even in asymmetric cases.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
This article includes an overview of preprocedure planning, contraindications, patient preparation, informed consent, patient positioning, sedation, breathing instructions, recovery after procedure, potential complication, and recovery at home.
Source: Journal of Radiology Nursing - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: In patients with penetrating thoracic trauma, computed tomography of the chest is an important tool for characterizing the affected organs and evaluating the path of injury, as well as the severity and extent of the lesions. The images obtained are also useful in estimating the risk of death and determining the best therapeutic approach.Resumo Objetivo: Analisar os diferentes achados da tomografia computadorizada no trauma tor ácico aberto e determinar sua frequência e extensão. Materiais e Métodos: Neste trabalho foram estudados os aspectos tomográficos de 40 pacientes com tra...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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