Pneumothorax -- Time for New Guidelines? Pneumothorax -- Time for New Guidelines?

A new review examines current guidelines for the management of pneumothorax. Should they be revised?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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Authors: Huang H, Peng X, Zhang H, Li W, Wang C Abstract BACKGROUND Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is reported to be more common in young men who are thin and tall. This retrospective study aimed to analyze the clinical and chest wall characteristics associated with PSP. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 2008 to December 2017, the clinical and imaging data of 99 patients at first presentation with PSP were compared with 82 age-matched healthy controls. Computed tomography (CT) imaging was used to measure the anteroposterior and transverse diameters of the chest at four levels, including the aortic arch, ...
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This study evaluated the safety and feasibility of TLV in VATT by comparing it with OLV cases.Material and methods: We retrospectively screened 198 patients who received TLV unilateral thoracic incision VATT and 117 patients who received OLV unilateral thoracic incision VATT. Perioperative data were analyzed, including surgical variables, intraoperative hemodynamic parameters, and postoperative complications and hospital stay.Results: No significant differences with regard to operative time (p = .146), postoperative hospital stay (p = .553), complications (p = .254), hemodynamic pa...
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o F, Interventional Pulmonary Outcomes Group Abstract BACKGROUND: Thoracentesis can be accomplished by active aspiration or drainage with gravity. We investigated whether gravity drainage could protect against negative-pressure related complications, such as chest discomfort, re-expansion pulmonary edema or pneumothorax, compared to active aspiration. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter single blinded randomized controlled trial allocated patients with large free-flowing effusions estimated ≥ 500 mL 1:1 to active aspiration or gravity drainage. Patients rated chest discomfort on 100 mm visual analog sca...
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Chest tube (CT) management for pediatric primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is associated with long hospital stays and high recurrence rates. To streamline management, we explored simple aspiration as a test to predict need for surgery.
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ConclusionOur results demonstrate that bedside thoracic US is characterized by a very good accuracy in the diagnostic work-up of major trauma patients, even in difficult conditions, allowing rapid diagnosis of PNX.Advances in knowledgeThe novelty of this research lies in the possibility of diagnosing potential life-threatening conditions in a very short time by means of US, thus proposing a revision of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines in order to incorporate it in the work-up of high-energy injured patients.
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ConclusionWe strongly recommend employing a combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approach for an emergency repair of a tension gastrothorax in a hemodynamically stable patient as, it poses all the advantages of minimal access surgery and is available, at smaller centres, even in an emergency.
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ConclusionsCT ‐guided percutaneous MWA is a safe and effective modality for treating patients aged 80 years and older with early‐stage peripheral NSCLC.
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