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Etiology, presentation and management outcome of pneumothorax.
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PMID:  15929531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This study was carried to determine etiology, presentation, complications and management outcomes of pneumothorax in patients presenting at two hospitals in NWFP province of Pakistan.. METHODS: Pneumothorax patients reporting at the chest unit of Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, and Pulmonology unit of Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad from 1999 to 2002 were included in the study. Patients of all ages were included. They were admitted and followed up to the full recovery/late complications. RESULTS: A total of 146 pneumothorax patients reported during this period. Majority of the patients were diagnosed to have pneumothorax due to pulmonary tuberculosis making about 36.30% of the total cases. Second most common cause was primary spontaneous pneumotihorax (19.86%). Bacterial infections were also sizeable at 16.43%. Other causes included COPD, Asthma, latrogenic, Interstitial lung disease, tuberous sclerosis and bronchiectasis. CONCLUSION: It was concluded from this study that pulmonary tuberculosis is the commonest cause of pneumothorax in our setup.
Nisar Khan; Mohammad Salim Wazir; Mohammad Yasin; Jan Mohammad; Arshad Javed
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1025-9589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Publication Date:    2005 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-02     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910750     Medline TA:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonology, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad,
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pneumothorax* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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