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Understanding pneumothorax: epidemiology, physiology and predicting outcome

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Contrary to traditional teaching, patients with Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP) do not have normal lungs. Emphysema-like change (ELC) and inflammation are common. However, the natural history of ELC and its significance in terms of future disease is not known. Current management of pneumothorax is generic and not personalised.

This thesis updates the UK epidemiology of pneumothorax, describes the use of two novel methods to examine the lungs, a method of predicting early trea...

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MR/L017091/1
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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