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Predicting outcomes in primary spontaneous pneumothorax using air leak measurements

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The initial treatment regime for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is generic and non-personalised, often involving a long hospital stay waiting for air leak to cease. This prospective study of 81 patients with PSP, who required drain insertion, captured daily digital air leak measurements and assessed failure of medical management against prespecified criteria. Patients with higher air leak at day 1 or 2 had significantly longer hospital stay. If air leak was ≥100 mL/min on day 1, the a...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212116

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ORCID:
0000-0002-9467-668X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM
Subgroup:
NDM Experimental Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0003-1195-1680
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Hallifax, RJ
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Thorax Journal website
Volume:
74
Issue:
4
Pages:
410-412
Publication date:
2018-10-24
Acceptance date:
2018-09-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Pubs id:
pubs:936579
URN:
uri:be6e9b37-c52b-4f1e-89c9-f87014b64d39
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uuid:be6e9b37-c52b-4f1e-89c9-f87014b64d39
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pubs:936579
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English
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