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Percutaneous aspiration versus tube drainage for spontaneous pneumothorax: systematic review and meta-analysis.
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PMID:  20060735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Spontaneous pneumothorax is an extremely frequent pathology. Despite this, there is still no clear consensus on managing these patients. Therefore, we perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of percutaneous aspiration compared with tube drainage for treating idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax. Controlled, randomised clinical trials were selected, in which the effectiveness of percutaneous aspiration is compared with that of chest tube drainage, in terms of resolution of the pneumothorax and rates of relapse and hospital admission. Relevant articles were identified by searching electronic databases (e.g., Medline, EMBASE, CENTRAL, mRCT and Pascal), as well as the references of the papers found in this manner, with a cut-off date of April 2009. Quality was assessed by two independent evaluators, using the CASPe appraisal tool. Effectiveness of percutaneous aspiration is compared with that of chest tube drainage, in terms of resolution of the pneumothorax and rates of relapse and hospital admission.
Borja Aguinagalde; Jon Zabaleta; Marta Fuentes; Nerea Bazterargui; Carlos Hernández; José Miguel Izquierdo; José Ignacio Pijuan; José Ignacio Emparanza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1129-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2009 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Donostia, Paseo Dr. Beguiristain 115, Donostia-San Sebastián 20014, Spain.
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Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 May;37(5):1135-6   [PMID:  20346690 ]

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