Abstract No. 562 Implementation of Standardized Chest Tube Removal Protocol in Patients with Pneumothorax Following CT-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsy Reduces Complications
There are scant evidence-based guidelines for chest tube removal (CTR) following tube thoracostomy for pneumothorax (PTX) resulting from CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy (CT-PLB). We designed a novel, risk stratified CTR protocol and hypothesize that standardized CTR (SCTR) will result in fewer complications compared with non-standardized protocol (NSP) in patients with tube thoracostomy following CT-PLB. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - February 24, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: K. Rao, H. Pham, C. Davis, K. Carter, T. Davis Source Type: research

Demographic and clinical characteristics of newborn pneumothorax patients and their effects on respiratory function tests during childhood
ConclusionPatients treated for pneumothorax in the neonatal period should be evaluated for obstructive pulmonary diseases during childhood using respiratory function tests. (Source: Pediatric Surgery International)
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - February 18, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Chest tube-free video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery secured by quantitative air leak monitoring: a case series
CONCLUSIONS: Chest tube-free VATS assisted by digital drainage is feasible with minimal morbidity. Its strength of quantitative air leak monitoring produces important measurements for the prediction of postoperative pneumothorax and future standardization of the procedure.PMID:36794133 | PMC:PMC9922591 | DOI:10.21037/jtd-22-1749 (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - February 16, 2023 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Qiuyuan Li Yan Jiang Junrong Ding Huan Li Weidong Zhang Hongrui Chen Hanqiao Xu Zhaoqiang Xia Liang Duan Lei Lin Source Type: research