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Evaluation of neonatal pneumothorax.
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PMID:  22289564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Pneumothorax progresses quickly in newborns and can lead to death. This study collected data prospectively over a 2-year period on risk factors, clinical course and prognostic factors of newborn cases diagnosed and treated for pneumothorax. Thirty patients were evaluated for risk factors including concurrent disease, method and duration of chest drainage, oxygen saturation and mechanical ventilation. Pneumothorax developed mostly in male and mature infants during the first 48 h following birth; risk factors included concurrent respiratory distress syndrome and meconium aspiration. Mechanical ventilation was undertaken in 18 (60%) of the patients. Closed-tube drainage was used in 28 (93%) of the patients. Nine out of 10 patients (90%) whose oxygen saturation remained < 90% died. Thus, pneumothorax may develop during the neonatal period, especially in the presence of risk factors, and neonates with < 90% oxygen saturation, despite treatment, have a high mortality rate.
Authors:
B Apiliogullari; G S Sunam; S Ceran; H Koc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1473-2300     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2436-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Selcuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Beysehir Cad. 42090 Konya, Turkey. bapiliogullari@yahoo.com.
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