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Factors Associated With Wrong-Side ThoracentesisFactors Associated With Wrong-Side Thoracentesis
What bumps up the risk for wrong-side thoracentesis? Omission of a pre-procedure timeout and failure to note laterality on the consent form, mark the patient's skin, or review the diagnostic imaging. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Revised Article-Thoracentesis
Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics - February 24, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news