Tag: Spontaneous Pneumothorax

The Needle Vs. The Knife for Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Closer Look at the EXPRED Study

Background:  The optimal management of primary, spontaneous pneumothorax (sPTX) remains an area of active debate. The British Thoracic Society recommends the least invasive approach possible. In contrast, the American College of Chest Physicians favors first-line chest tube drainage for any …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 34.0 – Chest Tubes

Take Home Points Small to Moderate Size Pneumothorax – consider managing conservatively with observation (need to make sure consulting services on same page) Needle aspiration for spontaneous pneumothorax recommend by British Thoracic and European Respiratory Societies 1 in 5 patients …

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Procedures and Skills

Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Stand There and Do Nothing?

Background: Most published clinical guidelines on the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) advocate for a conservative approach of observation for small asymptomatic pneumothoraces (PTX).(1,2) However, procedural re-expansion with a catheter or chest tube is recommended for all large pneumothoraces, regardless …

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Procedures and SkillsThoracic and Respiratory