Spontaneous pneumothorax: time for some fresh air
Simpson, G. (2010) Spontaneous pneumothorax: time for some fresh air. Internal Medicine Journal, 40 (3). pp. 231-234.
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Conventional teaching on the mechanisms and treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax is either obviously wrong or based on a misunderstanding of the natural history of the condition. Spontaneous pneumothorax is a generally benign, self-limiting condition where conservative management should be considered. If intervention is needed, medical thoracoscopy might be the procedure of choice.
|Item Type:||Article (Commentary)|
|Keywords:||pneumothorax, spontaneous pneumothorax, thoracoscopy, talc, tension pneumothorax|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920115 Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||16 Aug 2010 14:44|
|Last Modified:||29 Jul 2013 01:00|
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