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Expectant Management of Pneumothorax in Preterm Infants Receiving Assisted Ventilation: Report of 4 Cases and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  22152128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pneumothorax is a common complication in infants receiving assisted ventilation. The appropriate management of this condition is not always clearly defined, especially when a large air leak and mediastinal shift are present but the infant is hemodynamically stable. Despite the complications associated with chest tube placement, this remains the most common approach in such cases. We report 4 cases of preterm infants who developed large pneumothoraces with mediastinal shift while on assisted ventilation and were managed conservatively, with significant improvement within 12 to 96 hours. In this manuscript we also review the literature on pneumothorax in preterm infants.
Authors:
Ratchada Kitsommart; Bianca Martins; Marcela N Bottino; Guilherme M Sant'anna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0020-1324     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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